Use the Request State Store task sequence step to request access to a state migration point when capturing state from a computer or restoring state to a computer.
The Request State Store task sequence step is used in conjunction with the Release State Store, Capture User State, and Restore User State task sequence steps to migrate computer state using a state migration point and the User State Migration Tool (USMT).
|If you have just established a new state migration point site role (SMP), it can take up to one hour to be available for user state storage. To expedite the availability of the SMP you can adjust any state migration point property setting to trigger a site control file update.|
The Request State Store task sequence action can be run only in a standard operating system and will not run in the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). For information about task sequence variables for this task sequence action, see Request State Store Task Sequence Action Variables.
You can configure the following settings:
- A short user-defined name that describes the action taken in this step.
- More detailed information about the action taken in this step.
- Capture state from the computer
- Finds a state migration point that meets the minimum requirements as configured in the state migration point settings (maximum number of clients and minimum amount of free disk space) but it does not guarantee sufficient space is available at the time of state migration. Selecting this option will request access to the state migration point for the purpose of capturing the user state and settings from a computer.If the Configuration Manager 2007 site has multiple state migration points enabled, this task sequence step finds a state migration point that has disk space available by querying the site's management point for a list of state migration points, and then evaluating each until it finds one that meets the minimum requirements.
- Restore state from another computer
- Select this option to request access to a state migration point for the purpose of restoring previously captured user state and settings to a target computer. If the Configuration Manager 2007 site has multiple state migration points, this task sequence step finds the state migration point that has the computer state that was stored for the target computer.
- Number of retries
- The number of times that this task sequence step will try to find an appropriate state migration point before failing.
- Retry delay (in seconds)
- The amount of time in seconds that the task sequence step should wait between retry attempts.
- If computer account fails to connect to a state store, use the network access account.
- Specifies that the Configuration Manager 2007 network access account credentials will be used to connect to the state migration point if the Configuration Manager 2007 client cannot access the SMP state store using the computer account. This option is less secure because other computers could use the network access account to access your stored state, but might be necessary if the target computer is not domain joined.