USMT Windows 11

Copper Contributor

Does Microsoft plan on releasing new version or update to USMT migration tools

the new USMT migration tools .

 When backing up OS / User profile settings with USMT it no longer migrates custom or standard background images,   Printers in the User Profiles are not being migrated as they did in pervious version.


MDT User State Migration Tool (USMT) version 10.0.22000.1 , ADK Version 10.1.22000.1 OriginalFilename: ScanState.exe FileVersion: 10.0.22000.1



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Hi there! I'm Dune Desormeaux, Product Manager working on Windows Commercial. While I can't comment on whether a new version of USMT is coming, the problem of user state migration is something we know is important and are actively looking into. Printers and User Profiles sound like must haves for migration- is there anything else that is missing?

@DuneConfigured Hi  Dune thank you for responding,   Since we have updated ADK Windows 11 which includes USMT  tools,  we have lost very important functionality that worked great in the previous Windows 10 version.   The new USMT for Windows 11  no longer transfers users custom desktop background images, desktop customizations,  mapped network printers.  This is essential when we are migrating User Profiles  for thousands of systems from either Windows 7 or Windows 10.


We would also like it to be easier to Exclude a common folder and contents from being transferred to the new PC's  C:\  drive during migration.

Example:  C:\Temp 


USMT  should also by default ignore Windows Defender files, directories on during scanstate, loadstate.


You may also want to know that if a PC has OneDrive enabled and backing files to cloud, it can be very problematic  when you run USMT tools. 


Yes,  Printers, User Profiles,  migrating User Profile customizations like desktop background images, desktop shortcuts,  etc. are defiantly must haves.