Identify Users

It is important to carefully consider how you plan to migrate users. By default, all users are migrated by User State Migration Tool (USMT) 5.0. You must specify which users to include by using the command line. You cannot specify users in the .xml files. For instructions on how to migrate users, see Migrate User Accounts.

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Migrating Local Accounts

Before migrating local accounts, note the following:


If there are multiple users on a computer, and you specify a password with the /lac option, all migrated users will have the same password.

Migrating Domain Accounts

The source and destination computers do not need to be connected to the domain for domain user profiles to be migrated.

Command-Line Options

USMT provides several options to migrate multiple users on a single computer. The following command-line options specify which users to migrate.

  • Specifying users. You can specify which users to migrate with the /all, /ui, /uel, and /ue options with both the ScanState and LoadState command-line tools.


    The /uel option excludes users based on the LastModified date of the Ntuser.dat file. The /uel option is not valid in offline migrations.

  • Moving users to another domain. You can move user accounts to another domain using the /md option with the LoadState command-line tool.

  • Creating local accounts. You can create and enable local accounts using the /lac and /lae options with the LoadState command-line tool.

  • Renaming user accounts. You can rename user accounts using the /mu option.


    By default, if a user name is not specified in any of the command-line options, the user will be migrated.

Determine What to Migrate
ScanState Syntax
LoadState Syntax