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Key Differences between PCmover and Imaging Tools:
User State Migration Tool is offered free on the Microsoft website.
Evaluation and Configuration
Expect to allocate weeks, if not months worth of development and testing resources to support more than simple data migration.
Requires updating of XML files, not something that can be done easily.
Be ready to invest significant development and testing resources long-term, as updates to the OS and PC environment require updates to the USMT.
As new IT staff are brought in, documentation will be critical. Even with documentation, the on-boarding can take significant effort.
Total Cost of Ownership
Low acquisition cost of the “vanilla” USMT (free in fact).
Annualized costs can vary widely, with a significant up front and ongoing investment in development and maintenance required.