Using USMT Windows XP to Windows 7 on the same PC, best practice
Just wondering if somebody can give me some advise. I want to use usmt 4 in sccm 2012 to deploy Windows 7, replacing are current Windows XP enviroment. I want to set it up so the user state is backed up and restored on the same PC after osd. I don't really know were to start.
Can anybody tell me whats the best method for this, I would very much like to re-format the drive during the osd. Id there any way to partition the disk to make a small partition for local usmt as from reading if you use locally stored USMT you can't re-partition / format.
I am also open to the idea of State Migration Point on SCCM 2012 but at a glance it requires two different physical PC's to create a relationship.
In a nutshell, I'd just like a bit of advise if anybody has done this. I have 600 PC's to get through.
Community Chosen Answer
What you're looking for is either USMT Hard-Link Migration or Offline USMT.