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USMT - Hardware Refresh without using a store

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We have been using USMT for many years kicking off a command line script on each the old and new computer. (Scantate & loadstate). In most cases we use MDT just for the build on a hardware refresh. This allows us to prebuild 100's of laptops and have them on hand when someone has time to swap out.

 

My question is could I use USMT to backup the old computer and then restore it to the new one directly? Basically a "computer to computer" data and settings swap. I thought years ago I read that this could be done. But all of the searches I have done recently come up with nothing.

 

This method would cut down on server space that is needed and cut down on time of backing up then restoring separately.

 

If anyone has information on please let me know.

 

Thanks,

Darren

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I have been looking for the same thing, the only thing I have come across that works that way is the Easy Transfer Wizard.

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Take a look at this. It is what I'm using on the project I'm working now. It automates the scanstate migrating the data to a network share. The loadstate is automated too. It will also cycle through multiple profiles. Let me know if you have any questions. http://superuser.com/questions/762136/usmt-is-it-just-a-backup-tool-basicaly/803922#803922

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or look at this, ignore the bitlocker part and focus on what it can do with data (network, share, smp, hardlinking.)

 

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