How do company's "mass" migrate machines from windows 2000 to xp?

Posted on 2009-04-29
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I know I can use the file transfer utility on an individual user basis but what if I want to migrate ALL users on a particular machine or over 100 users on a company network without going to each machine individually?
Question by:Sp0cky
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

frostburn earned 600 total points
ID: 24261053
Hi there,

I worked at a company that had that same problem and what we did was to start at a point and upgrade/fresh install the machines individually with xp. Or as users experienced problems and their machines came in we simply upgraded while we had them in the shop.

We let the user know we want to upgrade their machine and most of them are more than happy to part with their machines for a short time, so that is how we did it for more than 500 PCs.

Probably not the most efficient and speedy way but it allowed us to keep all the individual user's settings intact or their machines. It can be a gradual process though. No overnight thing.

Hope this helps

Assisted Solution

SuperRhino earned 400 total points
ID: 24261801
Check out this site:


You could setup an RIS (Remote Installation Services) server which could automate this process.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31575961

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Leon
Software Metering within our group of companies has always been an afterthought until auditing of software and licensing became a pain point. Orchestrator and SCCM metering gave us the answer and it was an exciting process.
Deploying a Microsoft Access application in a Citrix environment is not difficult but takes a few steps. However, Citrix system people are often of little help, as they typically know next to nothing about Access. The script provided here will take …
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question