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don't want to migrate Pinned items with USMT 4 ? no problem



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another quick USMT post, if you want to avoid your Pinned items (for example Microsoft Office Outlook) from being migrated in a Win7 to Win7 migration, then include the following in a custom XML file as explained in this post, why do you want to do this, well if you don't you just might see Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (2) as your pinned item name (for example) in the taskbar.

 

  <component type="Documents" context="user">
	<displayName _locID="miguser.User_Exclusions">User Exclusions</displayName>
	<role role="Data">
		<rules>
			<unconditionalExclude>
				<objectSet>
					<!-- exclude items pinned on the taskbar otherwise it'll cause the same items to show up as (2) desktop-->  

					<pattern type="File">%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\* [*.lnk]</pattern>


				</objectSet>
			</unconditionalExclude>
		</rules>
	</role>
</component>

 

and that's probably a good idea looking at my current Windows 7 taskbar the following items are pinned

 

Directory of C:\Users\niall\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quic

k Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

 

2012-02-17 15:45 <DIR> .

2012-02-17 15:45 <DIR> ..

2011-03-17 10:08 2 466 ConfigMgr Console.lnk

2011-03-17 09:58 1 457 Internet Explorer.lnk

2011-03-17 10:13 2 613 Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2.lnk

2010-12-20 18:18 2 693 Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.lnk

2011-11-16 08:20 1 160 Mozilla Firefox.lnk

2011-03-29 11:51 1 091 Notepad++.lnk

2009-07-14 05:54 1 304 Notepad.lnk

2009-07-14 05:54 1 242 Paint.lnk

2011-03-17 16:40 1 053 SCCM Client Center.lnk

2009-07-14 05:49 1 228 Windows Explorer.lnk

 

cheers

niall

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