User State Migration Tool (USMT) Technical Reference

The User State Migration Tool (USMT) is included with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 10. USMT provides a highly customizable user-profile migration experience for IT professionals.

Download the Windows ADK from this website.

USMT support for Microsoft Office

USMT in the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1511 (10.1.10586.0) supports migration of user settings for installations of Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013.
USMT in the Windows ADK for Windows 10, version 1607 (10.1.14393.0) adds support for migration of user settings for installations of Microsoft Office 2016.

USMT includes three command-line tools:

  • ScanState.exe
  • LoadState.exe
  • UsmtUtils.exe

USMT also includes a set of three modifiable .xml files:

  • MigApp.xml
  • MigDocs.xml
  • MigUser.xml

Additionally, you can create custom .xml files to support your migration needs. You can also create a Config.xml file to specify files or settings to exclude from the migration.

USMT tools can be used on several versions of Windows operating systems, for more information, see USMT Requirements. For more information about previous releases of the USMT tools, see User State Migration Tool (USMT) 4.0 User’s Guide.

In This Section

Topic Description
User State Migration Tool (USMT) Overview Topics Describes what’s new in USMT, how to get started with USMT, and the benefits and limitations of using USMT.
User State Migration Tool (USMT) How-to topics Includes step-by-step instructions for using USMT, as well as how-to topics for conducting tasks in USMT.
User State Migration Tool (USMT) Troubleshooting Provides answers to frequently asked questions and common issues in USMT, as well as a reference for return codes used in USMT.
User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) Reference Includes reference information for migration planning, migration best practices, command-line syntax, using XML, and requirements for using USMT.