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***How do I use the Loadstate and Scanstate commands in Windows?***

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Hi all,

I have heard of the loadstate and scanstate commands in Xp and this seems like a time saving feature and a very useful utility for Network admins. I have little knowledge of windows XP but would like to know how to use this feature also does anyone know of a  good tutorial on the web that can take me through this process.

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ScanState.exe Syntax

This section explains the syntax and usage of ScanState.exe.

scanstate [/c /i input.inf]* [/l scanstate.log]  
 [/v verbosity_level] [/f] [/u] [/x] migration_path  

Table 1 Using ScanState.exe
Flag      Resulting Action

/c
      

Continues past filename_ too_long errors. Log files in Longfile.log.

/i
      

Specifies an INF file containing rules that define which user state data to collect. Multiple INF files can be specified.

/l
      

Specifies a file in which to log errors.

/v
      

Enables verbose output. The syntax is /v # where # is 1 to 7, with 1 being the least verbose, and 7 the most.

/u
      

Specifies that user settings will be migrated. This is a switch for troubleshooting only.

/f
      

Specifies that files will be migrated. This is a switch for troubleshooting only.

/x
      

Specifies that no files or settings should be migrated.

 
      

Note: The migration_path is a path to the location where files should be read/written.

For example:

scanstate \\fileserver\migration\elizabeth /i .\migapp.inf /i .\migsys.inf /I  
.\miguser.inf /i .\sysfiles.inf /i .\files.inf

By default, user settings, system settings, and files are migrated. Use the /u, /f, and /x flags only for troubleshooting. Multiple Migrate Rule INF files can be specified. If you specify more than one, the Sysfiles.inf Migration Rule INF file must be included.

LoadState.exe Syntax

This section explains the syntax and usage of LoadState.exe.

loadstate [/i input.inf]* [/l loadstate.log] [/v #] [/f] [/u] [/x] migration_path  

Table 2 Using LoadState.exe
Flag      Resulting Action

/i
      

Specifies an INF file containing rules to define what state to migrate. Multiple INF files can be specified.

/l
      

Specifies a file in which to log errors.

/v
      

Enables verbose output. The syntax is /v # where # is 1 to 7, with 1 being the least verbose, and 7 the most.

/x
      

Specifies that no files or settings will be migrated. This is a switch for troubleshooting only.

/u
      

Specifies that user settings will be migrated. This is a switch for troubleshooting only.

/f
      

Specifies that files will be migrated. This is a switch for troubleshooting only.

 
      

Note: migration_path is a path to the location from which the files should be read.

For example:

loadstate \\fileserver\migration\elizabeth /i .\miguser.inf  

By default, user settings, system settings, and files are migrated. The /u, /f, and /x flags should only be used for troubleshooting. Multiple migrate rule INF files can be specified.
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