Since Microsoft has decided to implement a true OS migration in Windows 10, I have decided to release my tool for the IT masses. The Windows Migration Utility is a User State Migration Tool (USMT) GUI.
The Windows Migration Utility is built for migrating user and system data to a user defined location. Configuration of what is captured and restored uses USMT’s methodology of specifying configuration rules in XML files. Windows Migration Utility utilizes the latest USMT version 5.0, so there is no reason for worrying about mapped network drives and printers USMT 5.0 does it.
Windows Migration Utility is built with C# and uses .NET Framework 2.0. Windows Migration Utility out of the box should work with 95% of all Windows XP Pro machines. This utility also allows help desk personnel to capture and restore remote machines utilizing Microsoft’s PSExec command line utility. Windows Migration Utility has built in configuration options for running commands before a capture is ran and running commands after a restore has finished. It brings the Configuration Manager’s Task Sequence idea to a graphical user interface. Windows Migration Utility comes as installation program but also it includes an ZIP file for running the program in standalone mode.
Windows Migration Utility Supports these scenarios:
Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 /or/ Windows 8
Windows 7 to Windows 7 /or/ Windows 8
Windows 8 to Windows 8
If the data is captured by Windows Migration Utility it has to be restored by Windows Migration Utility as the data is stored in a compressed and encrypted MIG file. Windows Migration Utility also supports restoring user data captured from other programs utilizing custom decryption keys or hard linking.
With this application being written in .NET Framework 2.0 it supports Windows XP Pro and above.