How to use USMT in SCCM 2007 SP2
I need help on USMT and if you can help me in providing any document on how to use USMT with SCCM 2007. I have Windows XP running on one machine (having SCCM client installed) and trying to install Windows XP on same machine again (want to capture profiles etc. before re-loading Windows XP and than want to restore old files etc.) but I am not able to understand how to do it.Can some one please provide me what steps I need to perform
February 23rd, 2010 9:38am
Hi, You can take a look at this article: http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/918-usmt-in-sccm/
February 23rd, 2010 10:17am
I already had a look at this article but I am not able to understand on how i can use USMT where i am running Windows XP with SCCM client already installed. I want to wipe off the same machine and before wipe off i want to save all profiles which are present and than install Windows XP and than restore all profiles.I have already created TS in which USMT capture and restore settings are part of it.Please suggest on how i can achieve this.
February 23rd, 2010 12:16pm
Can you give more information on what you have created and where it goes wrong?Keep in mind that you can't use USMT 4.0 to restore data to Windows XP.My Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
February 23rd, 2010 12:38pm
Thanks Peter I am using USMT 3.01. There is nothing which is going wrong. I am not able to understand where to start with in below scenario1 Machine is part of SCCM Database and having SCCM client installed and running and same machine is showing in All systems collection2 I want to capture all existing profiles on same machine3 Install Windows XP again4 Restore back all profiles I already have created Task Sequence but i am not able to understand where i need to start with (how to advertise and next steps)?
February 23rd, 2010 12:55pm
Well... If you allready created the Task Sequence the biggest part of the job is already done, "just" Advertise the TS to a collection in which the machine exists. Take a look here for how to Advertise a TS: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680317.aspxMy Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
February 23rd, 2010 2:14pm
But the challenge is if i advertise the TS to All systems collection it will adevrtise to all machines which i don't want to do. Can i move specific machine to other collection ot i need to create manual collection and there i add the machine manually?
February 23rd, 2010 2:48pm
I indeed wouldn't Advertise a TS like that to the All Systems (I wouldn't Advertise anything to that collection). Just create a new Collection and add the machine to it (with a Direct Membership or a Query).My Blog: http://www.petervanderwoude.nl/
February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm
dont advertise a ts to the All Systems collection, don't do it !! i've seen posts here before from users that have had their Servers reinstalled with XP because of doing just that, use Deploy collections for deploying OS , it's safer, easier, cleaner, better cheers niall My step by step SCCM Guides windows-noob on Twitter
February 23rd, 2010 3:01pm
Try to use the Windows Deployment TS after that set go to the TS and Edit it and then find the State Capture press on the Option Tab you will find this option _SMSTSinWinPE=false, Set it to True. so you be able to use USMT trough the PXE.but do not forget to instal the SMP Role.
February 23rd, 2010 3:52pm
Create a simple collection with no queries. It is called "Direct" and you have to manually add the computers that you want into that collection and back out of it again. It is not automated but if you stay on top of it, you can drop your needed computers into that group and when done, remove them from that collection. You can then advertise your task sequence to that simple collection you made.
March 24th, 2011 10:44pm