Evaluating Migration Technologies

Whether you decide to migrate user state individually, as part of a high-volume deployment project, or not at all, you should evaluate the available options to ensure that you make the best choices for your environment. The size and scope of the migration project factor into your choice, as will the type and amount of user state data you choose to migrate.

The following sections describe the different options that Microsoft provides. Several third-party products are also available for migrating user state. If you're using MDT 2010 as your deployment framework, Microsoft recommends that you use USMT to migrate user state to Windows 7. USMT handles most common scenarios out of the box, and exceptional cases are easy ...

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