I am trying to setup a task as described here http://blog.kace.com/2013/02/20/k2000-kloser-look-capturing-profiles-to-an-external-store/ but am getting stuck where it copies "y:\applications\4\usmt4\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%" because I cannot find the "4" folder.  I realize that "4" is the application ID, and my USMT task ID is 46 but that's not found in y:\applications.  Has anyone successfully done this or is there a better way to capture a user profile a a pre-task while imaging from a RSA?

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  • do you have a k1000?
    • I am out of here for the day but I have k1000 scripts to capture and deploy the mig file for imaging. If you want I can post them when I get in tomorrow morning. I have one's that aquire and deploy automatically and one's that acquire and put the mig file in sub dir named after the machine.
      • I'm happy you replied to my question! I was looking at your solution here http://www.itninja.com/question/what-s-the-best-way-to-use-the-usmt-with-a-remote-site yesterday as I was working on this. I was able to get the capture pre-task working before the end of the day. Today's job will be getting deploy to work. You're input will greatly be appreciated as I work on this.
      • this is the deploy mig task I use. My script copies the usmt files to the share I store the wims on so that is why you see drive v:. This would work with the get/apply computer name really well.
        I am looking at the get computername task and it looks I can modify this to create a subdir with the computer name to store the mig file in. post you pretask I can probably incorporate that into the vb script as well.
        the post script command to apply a mig would be
        for 64 bit:
        v:\usmt\amd64\loadstate v:\usmt\%COMPUTERNAME% /i:v:\usmt\amd64\migapp.xml /i:v:\usmt\amd64\miguser.xml /l:v:\usmt\%COMPUTERNAME%\mig.log /v:5 /uel:120 /ui:tmccadmn\*
        for 32 bit:
        v:\usmt\x86\loadstate v:\usmt\%COMPUTERNAME% /i:v:\usmt\x86\migapp.xml /i:v:\usmt\x86\miguser.xml /l:v:\usmt\%COMPUTERNAME%\mig.log /v:5 /uel:120 /ui:tmccadmn\*
      • My pre-task to capture:

        net use S: \\server\share /user:username password

        xcopy S:\USMT\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% C:\USMT\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE% /S /Q /Y

        set USMT_WORKING_DIR=C:\USMT\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%

        C: && cd C:\USMT\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%

        scanstate S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS% /offlinewindir:c:\windows /all /i:migapp.xml /i:miguser.xml /o /progress:S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS%\proglog.txt /v:13 /l:S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS%\scanlog.txt

        net use S: /delete

        This seems to copy the profiles to a MIG file successfully. My post-task that I've been working on this morning:

        net use S: \\server\share /user:username password

        loadstate S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS% /i:migapp.xml /i:miguser.xml

        net use S: /delete

        LoadState doesn't work. The XML files are not on the server with the MIG file so I don't know why they're missing or where to find them.

        EDIT: I just realized that I'm using loadstate but don't have the file available. I'll modify my post-task and see if that fixes it.
      • well did not think of pulling the mac for the directory, the post task for you would be:
        for 64bit"
        s:\usmt\amd64\loadstate s:\usmt\%MAC_ADDRESS% /i:s:\usmt\amd64\migapp.xml /i:s:\usmt\amd64\miguser.xml /l:s:\usmt\%MAC_ADDRESS%\mig.log /v:5 /uel:120 /ui:domainname\*
        for 32 bit:
        v:\usmt\x86\loadstate v:\usmt\%MAC_ADDRESS% /i:v:\usmt\x86\migapp.xml /i:v:\usmt\x86\miguser.xml /l:v:\usmt\%MAC_ADDRESS%\mig.log /v:5 /uel:120 /ui:domainname\*
      • I'm still not clear on the XML file. In the pre-task I'm copying the USMT files to the C drive and running scanstate from there. D I need to copy the XML files from the C drive to the server before the disk is formatted for imaging? Your latest example shows loadstate accessing the XML files from the server so I'm a bit confused.
  • Yes
  • The patch for preinstallation payloads is now \\k2000\peinst\preinstall\##

    So for that line, the path will be

    Y:\preinstall\TASK_ID\usmt5\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%

    if you are using the latest version of USMT. The alternative would be to use the K1000 to run scanstate.exe with the Scripting module.
    • I've seen people using K1000 but I'm hoping to eliminate steps and have profiles captured on the fly as a pre-task. Eliminating steps is crucial to getting remote imaging accepted by staff at my office.
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I was able to get this to work with the help of SMal.tmcc.  I have written a blog describing what I've done.  You can view it here http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/using-user-state-migration-tool-with-a-kace-k2000-remote-site-appliance

 

Answered 05/19/2014 by: kcorrie
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the best thing to do is not copy your scanstate to c:, just run it from the s: share.  What I did was copy the usmt structure from my tech station with the waik installed to the share.

Aquire MIG

net use S: \\server\share /user:username password

set USMT_WORKING_DIR=S:\USMT\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%
s:

cd usmt

md %MAC_ADDRESS%

S:\usmt\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%\scanstate S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS% /offlinewindir:c:\windows /all /i:migapp.xml /i:miguser.xml /o /progress:S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS%\proglog.txt /v:13 /l:S:\USMT\%MAC_ADDRESS%\scanlog.txt

net use S: /delete

Deploy MIG

net use S: \\server\share /user:username password

s:\usmt\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%\loadstate s:\usmt\%MAC_ADDRESS% /i:s:\usmt\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%\migapp.xml /i:s:\usmt\%PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE%\miguser.xml /l:s:\usmt\%MAC_ADDRESS%\mig.log /v:5 /uel:120 /ui:domainname\*

net use s: /delete

the /ui:domainname\* only puts back the domain users not the local users.

Answered 05/07/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
Red Belt

  • I had originally run it from my server but I noticed the files disappeared from the server after the task was run. I then looked at the blog I link in the original question and noticed it copied the files to the C drive so I figured that was standard practice.
    • I see the part I missed in your acquire pre task create a directory with the mac and then the files will go a separate directory instead of over writing them with the next run. I edited the answer to add this
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