USMT 2.6 and multiple users pointing to the same profile



Larry Nail
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
USMT 2.6 appears to load all of the user hives at once. The problem occurs
when multiple profiles point to the same ntuser.dat file. The first profile
loads the file, the rest error out.

Module Error Can't load registry file C:\Documents and
Settings\USERNAME\ntuser.dat to
S-1-5-21-1315882459-817801392-1359842108-77543 [ERROR=32 (20h)]

Error Failed to process DOMAIN\USERNAME. [ERROR=32 (20h)]
Info Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is
being
used by another process.

We do this to prepare systems to migrate to Active Directory, so that when
the user migrates to AD, they logon to the same profile.

Any ideas?

Larry

Johan Arwidmark
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Can you post the commandline you are using for scanstate and loadstate


regards

Johan Arwidmark
Microsoft MVP - Setup/Deployment


On Mon, 16 May 2005 21:08:06 -0700, "Larry Nail"
<ldnail@newsgroup.nospam> wrote:

>USMT 2.6 appears to load all of the user hives at once. The problem occurs
>when multiple profiles point to the same ntuser.dat file. The first profile
>loads the file, the rest error out.
>
>Module Error Can't load registry file C:\Documents and
> Settings\USERNAME\ntuser.dat to
> S-1-5-21-1315882459-817801392-1359842108-77543 [ERROR=32 (20h)]
>
>Error Failed to process DOMAIN\USERNAME. [ERROR=32 (20h)]
>Info Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is
>being
> used by another process.
>
>We do this to prepare systems to migrate to Active Directory, so that when
>the user migrates to AD, they logon to the same profile.
>
>Any ideas?
>
>Larry

Larry Nail
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
"Johan Arwidmark" wrote:

> Can you post the commandline you are using for scanstate and loadstate

John... Here they are.


Scanstate:
Q:\scanstate %DEST%\%USER% /c /i Q:\migapp.inf /i Q:\migsys.inf /i
Q:\miguser.inf /i Q:\sysfiles.inf /l c:\%USER%-scan.log /v 7 /localonly /o
/ui:30 /compress-

Loadstate:
c:\userdata\config\usmt\loadstate Q:\%UserName% /l
%windir%\temp\loadstate.log /v 7 /compress- /c

Michael Niehaus [MS]
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I am certain that configuring multiple profiles to point to the same
directory is unsupported (and leads to problems such as the one you
describe).

A better approach for migrating to Active Directory would be to use the
MOVEUSER tool to change the ownership of the existing profile to the domain
account. This can be done as part of the migration process.

-Michael Niehaus
Senior Consultant
MCS US Centers of Excellence - Deployment AOS
mniehaus@microsoft.com
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


"Larry Nail" <ldnail@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
news:E6EBF43F-5BCB-4461-8DFA-9301896136A5@microsoft.com...
> USMT 2.6 appears to load all of the user hives at once. The problem occurs
> when multiple profiles point to the same ntuser.dat file. The first
> profile
> loads the file, the rest error out.
>
> Module Error Can't load registry file C:\Documents and
> Settings\USERNAME\ntuser.dat to
> S-1-5-21-1315882459-817801392-1359842108-77543 [ERROR=32
> (20h)]
>
> Error Failed to process DOMAIN\USERNAME. [ERROR=32 (20h)]
> Info Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is
> being
> used by another process.
>
> We do this to prepare systems to migrate to Active Directory, so that when
> the user migrates to AD, they logon to the same profile.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Larry

Larry Nail
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
Thanks Michael... that's what we figured too. We're already established in
this practice, and nearly done with our migration, so we'll have to find a
work around.

Larry

"Michael Niehaus [MS]" wrote:

> I am certain that configuring multiple profiles to point to the same
> directory is unsupported (and leads to problems such as the one you
> describe).
>
> A better approach for migrating to Active Directory would be to use the
> MOVEUSER tool to change the ownership of the existing profile to the domain
> account. This can be done as part of the migration process.
>
> -Michael Niehaus
> Senior Consultant
> MCS US Centers of Excellence - Deployment AOS
> mniehaus@microsoft.com
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
>
>
> "Larry Nail" <ldnail@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
> news:E6EBF43F-5BCB-4461-8DFA-9301896136A5@microsoft.com...
> > USMT 2.6 appears to load all of the user hives at once. The problem occurs
> > when multiple profiles point to the same ntuser.dat file. The first
> > profile
> > loads the file, the rest error out.
> >
> > Module Error Can't load registry file C:\Documents and
> > Settings\USERNAME\ntuser.dat to
> > S-1-5-21-1315882459-817801392-1359842108-77543 [ERROR=32
> > (20h)]
> >
> > Error Failed to process DOMAIN\USERNAME. [ERROR=32 (20h)]
> > Info Error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is
> > being
> > used by another process.
> >
> > We do this to prepare systems to migrate to Active Directory, so that when
> > the user migrates to AD, they logon to the same profile.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Larry
>
>
>


USMT 2.6 and multiple users pointing to the same profile