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User State Migration Tool (USMT) Technical Reference

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows 8.1

The User State Migration Tool (USMT) 5.0 is included with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows® 8. USMT provides a highly customizable user-profile migration experience for IT professionals.

Download the Windows ADK from this website.

USMT 5.0 includes three command-line tools:

  • ScanState.exe version 6.2

  • LoadState.exe version 6.2

  • UsmtUtils.exe version 6.2

USMT 5.0 also includes a set of three modifiable .xml files:

  • MigApp.xml

  • MigDocs.xml

  • MigUser.xml

Additionally, you can create custom .xml files to support your migration needs. You can also create a Config.xml file to specify files or settings to exclude from the migration.

USMT 5.0 tools can be used on several versions of Windows operating systems, for more information, see USMT Requirements. For more information about previous releases of the USMT tools, see User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 User’s Guide.

In This Section

User State Migration Tool (USMT) Overview Topics

Describes what’s new in USMT, how to get started with USMT, and the benefits and limitations of using USMT.

User State Migration Tool (USMT) How-to topics

Includes step-by-step instructions for using USMT, as well as how-to topics for conducting tasks in USMT.

User State Migration Tool (USMT) Troubleshooting

Provides answers to frequently asked questions and common issues in USMT, as well as a reference for return codes used in USMT.

User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) Reference

Includes reference information for migration planning, migration best practices, command-line syntax, using XML, and requirements for using USMT.

See Also

Other Resources

Assessment and Deployment Kit Technical Reference