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Replacing an Existing Computer with a New Computer Using Configuration Manager 2007 R3
Use Configuration Manager 2007 R3 to deploy an image to a new computer that will substitute an existing computer in the enterprise architecture. This situation might occur when upgrading from one operating system to another (a new operating system might require new hardware) or because the organization needs newer, faster equipment for existing applications.
When replacing an existing computer with a new computer, take into account all settings that will be migrated from one computer to another, such as user accounts and user state data, in addition to the need for a recovery solution in case the migration fails. In the following sample deployment, the scenario is replacing an existing computer by moving local accounts from the existing computer to the new computer. Move user state data, back up the existing computer before the migration, and finally deploy an existing image to the new computer.
For this sample, the original computer is named COMPUTER1 and the new computer is named COMPUTER2.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Samples
Creating a Computer Association
Creating a Task Sequence to Save User State Information from the Existing Computer
Modifying CustomSettings.ini Properties for the Existing Computer Task Sequence
Creating a Task Sequence Advertisement for the Existing Computer
Creating a Task Sequence to Deploy the Operating System to the New Computer
Modifying CustomSettings.ini Properties for the New Computer Task Sequence
Creating a Task Sequence Advertisement for the New Computer