Build a Production Ready Windows 7 Deployment Solution

W6 W7 Deployment Deep Dive: Automating User Data Migration from Old Desktop to New

October 12th, 2011

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Level: Advanced

Greg Shields

MVP, vExpert

Author Evangelist


Deploying Windows 7 is a snap when you’re doing it to a brand new computer.  But brand new computers are only part of the problem.  What you also need is Windows 7 migration and upgrades.  You also want a solution that refreshes Windows 7 with a minimum of effort.  Part of doing that requires automatically offloading user data from their old computer, then injecting it onto their new one.  There are free tools from Microsoft to do this, and they’re even customizable!  Microsoft MVP and deployment expert Greg Shields shares the secrets of Microsoft’s User State Migration Toolkit, a sometimes-missed solution for automating user data migration that you’ll absolutely want in your deployment solution.