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The User State Migration tool (USMT) includes the same functionality as the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, but also permits administrators to fully customize specific settings such as unique modifications to the registry.
The User State Migration tool is designed for administrators only; individual users do not have to use the User State Migration tool. The User State Migration tool requires a client computer that is connected to a Microsoft Windows server-based domain controller.
The User State Migration tool includes two program files that are named ScanState.exe and LoadState.exe, and four migration-rule information files that are named Migapp.inf, Migsys.inf, Miguser.inf, and Sysfiles.inf.
ScanState.exe collects user data and settings based on the information that is contained in the Migapp.inf, Migsys.inf, Miguser.inf and Sysfiles.inf files. LoadState.exe deposits this user-state data on a computer that is running a "clean" (not upgraded) installation of Windows XP Professional. Both of these files are located on the Windows XP CD-ROM in the Valueadd\Msft\Usmt folder.
You can create additional .inf files for additional migration requirements. With no modification to the default settings, the User State Migration tool migrates:
For more information about the rules and syntax for Migration Rule .inf files, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457097.aspxFor more information about using the User State Migration tool for Windows XP, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
User State Migration Tool requirements
For additional information about the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306186/ )How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard by using the Windows XP CD-ROM
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306187/ )How to use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard with a wizard disk in Windows XP