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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

Scan user states

Scan user states

You can specify which data and settings to migrate or to exclude from the device from which you are scanning new user states. You can capture user states with the KACE SDA, or any linked RSA appliances.

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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 User States to display the User States page.
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Select Choose Action > New to display the Scan New User State page.
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Complete the Client Device Detail information:

Option

Description

HostName/IP

The fully qualified host name or IP address for the device that you are scanning. Use a comma, semi-colon, or a new line as a delimiter to enter a range of devices.

Domain

The domain name if the device that you are scanning is connected to a domain.

User Name

Administrator privileges on the device that you are scanning.

Password

Administrator privileges on the device that you are scanning.

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Click Next.
The Results Log appears.
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Click Finish.
If the scan fails, go to Settings > Appliance Logs and check the USMT error log. Terminate any processes that should not be running, for example Windows Defender.
The capture process adds a user entry to the image to the User States page in the KACE Systems Deployment Appliance Administrator Console, and also in the Remote Site Console, if the user state is captured using an RSA.

The selected user states are uploaded to the appliance and appear in the list on the User State page. You can deploy the user states to target devices by assigning the Deploy User States post-installation task to a scripted installation or system image deployment.

Scan user states offline

Scan user states offline

Scanning user states offline enables you to capture the user profiles from devices that are assigned to a deployment. The appliance captures the profiles if the Scan User States Offline pre-installation task is assigned to the scripted Installation or system image, then deploys the selected user states with the Deploy User States post-installation task. When scanning user states, you can also choose to load additional user states that are available on the appliance.

On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > System Images to display the System Images page. Then click a system image name to display the System Image Detail page.
On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installation page. Then click a scripted installation name to display the Scripted Installation Detail page.
On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > Custom Deployments to display the Custom Deployments page. Then click a custom deployment name to display the Custom Deployments Detail page.
The Scripted Installation Detail or the System Image Detail page appears.
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Under Installation Plan, move the Scan User States Offline Pre-installation Task from the Available Pre-installation Tasks column to the Run Pre-installation Tasks column. Ensure that you place the Scan User State Offline first in the list and that you add the Deploy User States post-installation task.
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Click Save.

Deploy user states to target devices automatically

Deploy user states to target devices automatically

The appliance captures user states if the Scan User States Offline pre-installation task is assigned to a scripted installation or system image deployment, then loads the captured user states using the Deploy User States post-installation task.

On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > System Images to display the System Images page. Then click a system image name to display the System Image Detail page.
On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > Scripted Installations to display the Scripted Installation page. Then click a scripted installation name to display the Scripted Installation Detail page.
On the left navigation pane, choose Deployments > Custom Deployments to display the Custom Deployments page. Then click a custom deployment name to display the Custom Deployments Detail page.
The Scripted Installation or the System Image Detail page displays.
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Under Installation Plan, move the Deploy User States Post-installation Task from the Available Post-installation Tasks column to the Run Post-installation Tasks column.
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Click Save.

Deploy user states to target devices manually

Deploy user states to target devices manually

When you scan a device and capture the user states to the KACE SDA, the USMT creates a .mig file, which contains the user states of the device. You can download and copy the .mig file from the appliance to any location on a target device that you want to update with the new user states.

The USMT ScanState utility performs the backup and generates the .mig file. The USMT LoadState utility performs the restore process using the .mig file. Running the LoadState utility in Administrator mode loads the user states to a target device.

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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 a profile to display the User State Detail page.
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Click Download User State File.
The Opening USMT.MIG dialog box appears.
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Click Save File and save the file to any location.
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Copy the entire .mig file on to a target device.
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On the target device, create a local store, such as MyUserStates, with a subfolder named USMT, and copy the .mig file to the USMT folder.
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Run the loadstate.exe. on the USMT folder on the target device.

Use the following command-line options to deploy the user states:

Local account: loadstate.exe StorePath /i:miguser.xml /i:migapp.xml /lac /lae
Domain account: loadstate.exe StorePath /i:miguser.xml /i:migapp.xml
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