how do I migrate users data and settings from one laptop to another remotely?

Posted on 2012-08-24
Last Modified: 2012-09-10
I have 2 users on our SBS 2003 business network located in a different office running the following on their laptops:
laptop 1: windows 7 pro 32bit & office 2007 professional, third party application, favorites
laptop 2: windows xp pro 32bit & office 2007 professional, favorites

the new laptops thats here with me in my office are running windows 7 pro 64bit & office 2010 pro. all 4 laptops are on the domain and running. The issues are the following:

1. transferring their data & settings
2. limited time frame due to workloads
3. end users are not technically inclined and this be seamless as possible
4. users are in remote office and new laptops are local with me
Question by:ID10Tz
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    Expert Comment

    Have you tried the Import and Export Settings Wizard?
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    Author Comment

    yes but this doesnt migrate the applications. Does it?
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    No, it does not. There is nothing that will migrate the applications except a full backup on one system that is restored onto another system. Even that doesn't work between different versions of operating systems, or between 32-bit and 64-bit.

    Although the users could run the wizard themselves, it is a lot easier to remote into their offsite laptops and run it yourself.

    So, you can install the applications onto the new laptops, then use the restore option of the wizard to restore their settings and favorites, overwriting the default settings of each application with those that were saved with the wizard.
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    solved the problem

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