Network Printers not migrating in Offline Mode ? – Network printer mapping

You are using Offline mode in Windows PE and you notice it’s not migrating your network printers.

Don’t worry, windows-noob is here to help, add the following XML file to your existing USMT 4 package.

Please note: the following has been tested successfully with this guide. Please also note that this will migrate the network printers settings but not the printer drivers.

Add the printers.xml file to your USMT 4 package

locate your USMT 4 package and copy the following file to it

Edit your Runscanstate

edit your Runscanstate.bat file so that it has the following appended to it


the entire line should look like so

@set USMT_WORKING_DIR=%~2%\USMTbits\x86

“%~2\USMTbits\x86\scanstate.exe” “%~1” /c /o /hardlink /efs:hardlink /nocompress /offlinewindir:c:\windows /v:5 /l:%~2\SMSTSLog\scanstate.log /progress:%~2\SMSTSLog\scanstateprogress.log /i:%~2\USMTbits\x86\miguser.xml /i:%~2\USMTbits\x86\migapp.xml /i:%~2\USMTbits\x86\printers.xml

Update Distribution Points

Update the distribution points for BOTH packages above, and do your offline in WinPE tests again.


1. Offline Migration – Technet
2. Offline mode in WinPE – windows-noob


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