User State Migration Tool

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Microsoft has released the User State Migration Tool. This is available for free download and will be part of the W2K resource kits in the future. The commandline tool is designed to make a wipe-and-reinstall conversion from NT to W2K Pro as painless as possible. It will capture and migrate most of the user's system settings including:
  • Dial-up Networking/RAS
  • Display settings (wallpapers, colors, fonts)
  • Internet Explorer 4.x or 5.x settings
  • Accessibility settings
  • Mapped drives
  • Network printers
  • Folder options
  • Migrate Microsoft Outlook 97, Outlook 98, or Outlook 2000 connectivity settings.
  • Migrate some common types of user files to the My Documents folder.
It would be just as valuable when moving a user from an PC to an new PC, NT to W2K or W2K to W2K.

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