Magazine Reports 29% Settings and Data Loss With USMT

It’s no secret that migration tools, specialized applications for enabling system refresh and Windows deployment, are critical to the success of a rollout.    With that in mind, I found this report in Microsoft Certified Professional to be concerning:

” There were 29 percent of  respondents that said they had lost data using Microsoft’s tools [USMT] vs. 11 percent  that said they lost data using the newly purchased tools. Similarly, 27 percent  using Microsoft’s tools reported that applications did not work after migration  vs. 10 percent using newly purchased tools.”

It even shocks us that users are reporting 10% breakage on commercial tools.   What tools they are using we know not, but its clear that they are not using the best tools.

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