The standalone command-line utility, migprofile.exe, migrates V1 user profiles, supported by Windows XP, to V2 user profiles, supported by Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows Server 2008 R2. The utility is intended for users who are migrating from Windows XP computers in any physical or virtual environment to Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, or Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machines in a View environment.

After you migrate the user profiles, the View Persona Management feature integrates the V2 profiles on the View machines. When users log in to their new desktops, they are presented with the same personal settings and data that they used on Windows XP.

You can migrate V1 profiles from the following source locations:

  • Remote profile repository on a CIFS network share.

    The utility can migrate multiple remote V1 profiles to V2 profiles on the same CIFS network share or a different CIFS share.

  • User's local V1 profile on a Windows XP computer.

    The utility can migrate a single local profile on a computer. To migrate multiple users' local profiles, you can write a script that directs the utility to execute in batch mode.

The source Windows XP environment can comprise physical computers or virtual machines. The source environment does not have to be configured with a remote profile management solution such as View Persona Management or Windows roaming profiles. If no remote profile management solution is in place, you must specify users' local V1 profiles as the source profile paths.

The profile migration utility has the following features:

  • The destination of the migrated V2 profiles must be a remote profile repository that resides on a CIFS network share. In View, this CIFS path must be configured as the View Persona Management remote profile repository.
  • You run the migration tool as a standalone utility. View components do not have to be running during a profile migration.
  • The migration utility performs a one-time migration of user profile data and registry settings.

    The utility does not merge V1 and V2 profiles after the V2 profiles are created. If users continue to use their Windows XP computers after the migration, the new V1 profile data that is generated on their legacy computers remains separate from the migrated V2 profiles.

  • You can control the source and destination of the migration, and specify which folders and registry keys to migrate, by using command-line arguments and configuring settings in a migration configuration file.