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Wielding the power of USMT in SCCM 2007 R2 without Hardlinks!

I’m working with a client to fully automate their Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrades using SCCM, and while the OSD piece is in place and new install of Windows 7 from custom image is working, the next challenge is grabbing their user state via USMT.

We’re trying to avoid the whole “hardlinking” piece and take a KISS (keep it simple, stupid!) mentality. There are a lot of good resources online that would no doubt allow us to set this up but I’m always of the camp that Microsoft designed these features to work properly out of the box, so why make things more complicated! Continue reading “Wielding the power of USMT in SCCM 2007 R2 without Hardlinks!” »