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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance 7.0 Common Documents - Administrator Guide

About the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Getting started Using the Dashboard Configuring the KACE SDA Setting up user accounts and user authentication Configuring security settings Preparing for deployment Managing device inventory Using labels Creating a Windows or Linux Boot Environment Managing drivers Capturing images Capturing user states Creating scripted installations Creating a task sequence Automating deployments Performing manual deployments Managing custom deployments Imaging Mac devices About the Remote Site Appliance Importing and exporting appliance components Managing disk space Troubleshooting appliance issues Updating appliance software Glossary About us Legal notices

Capturing user states

The KACE SDA uses the Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate user profiles by running the USMT Scan State and Load State utilities. Before scanning devices for user states, you can configure the USMT Scan Templates that set the Scan State utility parameters and enable you to specify which data to migrate and which data to exclude from the capture. You can upload and install the USMT from the KACE SDA or from the KACE SDA Media Manager.

The USMT Scan State utility (Scanstate.exe) scans a device for data, and captures the information in a .mig file. The USMT Load State utility (Loadstate.exe) installs the data and settings from the .mig file on to a destination or target device. The Load State utility also enables you to migrate users states to devices manually.

Scan User States Offline: You can use the Scan User State Offline pre-installation task to scan user states from any device and upload the user state to the appliance.

Deploy User States: You can use the Deploy User States post-installation task to deploy the user states to target devices.

Upload USMT software from the appliance

Upload USMT software from the appliance

Scanning user states requires the Windows User State Migration Tool software (USMT) included in the Windows ADK (Automated Deployment Kit). You can upload the USMT software version 5.0 directly from the KACE SDA. The appliance captures the user states by running the USMT Scan State utility on a device.

You can also upload USMT version 3.0.1 from the appliance.

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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click User States to display the User States page.
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Select Choose Action > Upload.

Upload USMT software from Media Manager

Upload USMT software from Media Manager

You can upload and install the USMT software version 5.0 from the latest version of the Media Manager.

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In SDA Hostname, enter the IP address of the appliance.
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In SDA IP address, enter the IP address segments of the appliance.
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In Samba Share Password, enter the password you used to log in.
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Click Upload USMT.
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Click Browse and confirm that the path to the appropriate Windows ADK is correct.
WinPE 10 Win10 x86 ADK C:\Program Files\Windows Kits\10
WinPE 10 Win8 x64 ADK C:\Program Files(x86)\Windows Kits\10
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Click Start Upload.

Create USMT Scan Template

Create USMT Scan Template

You can create a scan template to specify which data to migrate, for example include user-specific files and settings and exclude user profiles and data. You can use the template for online and offline user state migrations from the appliance.

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KACE Remote Site Appliance only. Ensure the following steps are completed:
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On the left navigation pane, click Library to expand the section, then click USMT Scan Templates to display the USMT Scan Template page.
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Select Choose Action > Add Scan Template to display the USMT Scan Template Detail page.
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In Name, type a unique name to identify the template.
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Set the User selection options:
Select the Scan all available user states check box to scan all of the user states on a device.
Select the Specify users to excluded check box to exclude the user states set from the scan. You can Include the user states for exclusion in a comma-separated list in the config.xml file created using the /genconfig option in the ScanState Tool.
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Set the Command-line options that the appliances uses to run the scan. Most cases use the default command-line options.
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Set the Content configuration options to control which data to capture and migrate using the customized configuration config.xml file. Use this feature to exclude Windows and Document components only. Generate the configuration file on a workstation with the same files and folders, applications, and component setup as the device from which you are scanning the user states.
Select the Exclude Files check box to choose file types to exclude. You can also list the file extensions in a comma-separated list.
Select the Specify config file check box to select the Windows components to include or exclude.
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Click Save.

The template appears in the list on the USMT Scan Templates page.

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