So I am trying to use USMT to transfer a Domain profile from a Win 7 computer to a Win 10 computer. I have tried to use USMT>scanstate \\network\mystore /ui:domain:user from the Windows 8.1 ADK on the Win 7, this creates the .mig without error. Then I am using the Windows 10 ADK's loadstate on the new computer USMT>loadstate \\network\mystore, this seems to have created the user's folders in C:\users apparently without error but has not migrated any of their favorites or desktop.

This is basically a clean profile, I have just put some shortcuts in Favorites and Desktop on the 1 user. It creates about a 33Mb .mig file. I have loads of local junk on my profile's desktop, ie a 40GB folder. When I did a USMT>scanstate \\network\mystore /auto on my computer the .mig file jumped to 400MB quite quickly.

Title question, plus should I try the /auto and see what happens? The only reason I didn't go through with it on my computer is right now I am testing this on my bosses computer with my profile. The next time I will have to do this, I will doing it for a 1 user computer so I am thinking about just trying the /auto.

PS My backup plan is just to manually pull the files across. This will be happening on a lot of computers but not all at once. I'd just like to get ahead of the game and automate as much as possible.

  • As an example, the following line configures USMT to migrate only domain user profiles and not profiles from the local SAM account database: ScanStateArgs=/ue:** /ui:CONTOSO*.....technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/…
    – Moab
    Apr 21, 2016 at 20:34
  • I'll try it, some other tickets have taken priority so I may or may not get to it today.
    – Cand3r
    Apr 27, 2016 at 13:28
  • I still have not been able to get to this. I will finally be getting my Win 10 PC this week so I will be able to thoroughly test this.
    – Cand3r
    May 4, 2016 at 18:55

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USMT does migrate directly from Win7 to win 10.

But do use Ehlertech's GUI for USMT. you will save so much time!

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