Preserving 'My Documents' redirection using USMT
Posted on 2007-10-02
I am using the User State Migration Tool to aid with PC upgrades. My users are going from Win Xp Pro sp/2 to the same OS on a newer system.
The tool works well, but it is not preserving the 'My Documents' redirection.
On the source PC, we have the user's 'My Documents' folder path set to their network home directory so anything they generate is saved where we can back it up. After I run the USMT on the target PC, the 'My Documents' path is back to the default location on the hard drive.
I found a way to preserve this using GP, but our LAN Admin is a panzy and won't make any GP changes I ask for. So I need to find a command I can include in one of the .inf files used by the USMT.
I have little scripting experience and editing these .inf files flirts with the fringe of my ability. If anyone has any idea how I can perform this migration trick, please spell it out for me.