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User Profile Wizard 3.12

Simple. Scalable. Low cost

User Profile Wizard 3.12 is the latest version of ForensiT s powerful workstation migration tool. User Profile Wizard will migrate your current user profile to your new user account so that you can keep all your existing data and settings.

Large-scale migration made easy

User Profile Wizard has been used to automatically migrate hundreds of thousands of workstations to new domains. It can be used to migrate workstations to a new domain from any existing Windows network, or from a Novell NDS network; it can join standalone computers to a domain for the first time, or migrate workstations from a domain back to a workgroup.

No need to lose personal data and settings

A User Profile is where Windows stores your stuff. Normally, when you change your user account Windows will create a new profile for you, and you lose all your data and settings – your “My Documents”, “My Pictures” and “My Music” files and all the other information that makes your computer personal to you, like your desktop wallpaper, Internet favorites and the lists of documents you’ve recently opened.

User Profile Wizard is an easy-to-use migration tool that means this doesn’t need to happen – you can simply migrate your original profile to your new user account. User Profile Wizard does not move, copy or delete any data. Instead it configures the profile “in place” so that it can be used by your new user account. This makes the process both very fast and very safe.

With the User Profile Wizard Deployment Kit you can build a scalable, enterprise solution to automatically migrate tens of thousands of workstations.

Scalable – up or down

Unlike some alternatives, User Profile Wizard does not assume that there is an enterprise directory in place. It supports all environments from Small Business Server through to a Global Domain Consolidation.

Benefits

  • Migrates all user profile data and settings on Windows XP/Windows 7/8 and Windows 10
  • Automatically joins a machine to a new domain
  • Supports domain migrations over a VPN
  • Supports all Active Directory and Samba domains
  • Migrates from a domain back to a workgroup
  • Includes Enterprise strength scripting support
  • Supports push migrations of remote machines
  • Tried and trusted – over one million licenses sold

Corporate and Professional Editions

User Profile Wizard comes in two editions. Read our User Profile Wizard Feature Comparison to find out what features are availble in the Corporate and Professional editions. The Corporate Edition is licensed per workstation. The Professional Edition is licensed per technician.

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14/09/2017

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Three steps to a successful data center migration plan #data #center


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Three steps to a successful data center migration plan

Getting pushback from customers to do it faster and cheaper without increasing downtime? Walk them through the data center applications and ask them how long they think the migration should take and what the consequences of downtime really are. Can they afford the risk of faster and cheaper?

Step 2: Prove that your detailed plan supports service-level agreements (SLAs).

A successful data center migration plan is based upon a solid migration plan that factors in overall program management, IT infrastructure, facilities planning and coordination, application migration and lots of contingency planning.

Successful migrations always have a highly orchestrated plan executed by people who have data center migration experience. That’s the easy part.

The hard part is proving that the application won’t break during the migration. Breaking an application means experiencing degraded performance or downtime outside of acceptable SLA limits. Creating a contingency plan for the application migration is essential to winning the confidence of the business so that the migration can take place. The more comfortable application owners are with the plan (and recovery), the more cooperative they will be. Their participation is critical from both a technical and functional perspective. You will need their help in the following areas:

  • Understanding the application architecture and dependencies
  • Validating the applications maps and inventories
  • Testing the application once it’s been moved
  • Understanding planned application releases and upgrades
  • Listing restrictions for peak seasonal activity, if any
  • Identifying customer SLAs that must be met
  • Quantifying the business impact of downtime

Proving that your plan mitigates application downtime risk to the business is critical to the success of your data center migration plan.

Step 3: Test and report on success and failure.

Testing and reporting are critical components of a data center migration plan but are often understaffed and poorly funded — at least until something breaks. Solid testing and reporting offer the best insurance against production breakage. You just have to do it.

The best planning in the world does not remedy poor execution. Excellent execution does not remove the need for testing. And testing twice is better than testing once.

Organizations that regularly migrate applications rely on solid staging, testing and reporting mechanisms to ensure they minimize application disruption (downtime). They know the ultimate success measures of a data center migration are staying within budget, staying on time and minimizing disruption. It’s important to report testing results with application owners and highlight any problems you find so that you can jointly resolve them prior to the actual migration.

Following these three guidelines doesn’t guarantee that the data center migration will be easy, but it will bring the seemingly impossible plan into the realm of the successful.

This was last published in September 2008


14/08/2017

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