Category Archives: USMT

Case of the Internet Favourite That Couldn’t Be Added

After a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration using the User State Migration tool we had a user who could add to their Internet Explorer favourites perfectly fine…until they tried to add favourites into one of their already existing folders. … Continue reading

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SID Resolution & Profile Issues in Windows + SidTest Utility

One thing I’ve found is that some data migration utilities such as USMT 4.0 fail in certain scenarios. This can cause user backup or restore to fail. Some scenarios that cause issues: When a user profile registry key has been … Continue reading

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How To – Exclude Files – USMT 4.0

Something I’ve seen many forum posts of is people complaining “Exclude” and “UnconditionalExclude” rules don’t work as expected in in USMT’s scanstate.exe command. The answer is simply found by spending a couple of days reverse engineering scanstate.exe into 80×86 assembly, … Continue reading

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