From OS updates to PC refreshes migrating profiles saves time and reduces lost productivity
BMC FootPrints Migration Manager
Organizations tasked with a Windows OS migration initiative or help desks responsible for frequent PC refresh activities need to find an automated and repeatable process to migrate anywhere from one to thousands of PCs, or servers, including user data and settings, with ease and simplicity.
BMC FootPrints Migration Manager supports more than large scale OS migrations and it’s not just a one-time use product. It is a key part of the IT PC toolbox help desks should leverage for day-to-day use supporting PC refreshes, IT troubleshooting and new device deployments. Migrating user personalities during an update or refresh results in little to no disruption in employee productivity as well as fewer subsequent tickets requesting information or access to missing data. And with FootPrints integration, hardware refresh, OSD and application migration have never been simpler.
Extract and inject personalities with simple selection. Follow progress with checklists and status bars.
Many organizations skipped Vista waiting for Windows 7, and now many others are anxiously awaiting Windows 8. Moving to Windows 7, and ultimately Windows 8, allows organizations to take advantage of advancements such as improved software, hardware compatibility and reduced system resource requirements. Getting there should be as easy; and, it is, if you have the right tools. FootPrints Migration Manager easily and quickly supports:
- Single or multiple system upgrades to the latest OS
- New hardware replacements
- Refreshes resulting from failure to timely and successfully troubleshoot system issues
By automatically extracting and injecting user personalities—including application settings, wallpaper, drive mappings, bookmarks and favorites – IT is able to eliminate a surge of additional “I can’t find my <fill in the blank>” post-migration support calls’.
Define registry rules and policy preferences to support a single or multi-user migration. Simple, easy to select options support large migration planning in hours not days or weeks.
Execute PC Change Initiatives with the User in Mind
FootPrints Migration Manager allows you to automatically preserve and migrate user profiles from one machine to the next. Gone are the days of visiting each user’s machine, physically or remotely, in order to help recreate drive mappings and help them find their files. Now IT administrators can easily extract a user’s personality, which includes drive mappings, files, application settings and email signatures and inject them onto the new machine with zero impact to the end user.
From a central location, FootPrints Migration Manager not only moves data files, but eliminates the need to configure customized settings on the new platform. And, with a wide range of profile types, including local, roaming and folder redirection supported, it is simple to convert between them – for instance, quickly migrate users from local desktops to a remote desktop services environment with local profiles and folder redirection configured. So now, with FootPrints Migration Manager, you can ensure that your users can quickly benefit from any operating system upgrade or new PC without contacting the service desk. And all of this can be accomplished in a few days versus the 2-4 weeks generally required to configure a migration with Microsoft’s User State Migration Tool (USMT) and with no command-line coding.
The BMC FootPrints solutions family
FootPrints Migration Manager is part of our family of FootPrints Products and FootPrints Solutions for IT Lifecycle and IT Service Management. Built from the ground-up as a modular yet integrated system, FootPrints products can be purchased separately or as part of our broader FootPrints Solutions including Service Management, Service Desk, Lifecycle Management, Desktop Management and Security & Compliance.
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