PCmover Profile Migrator (PPM) migrates applications, files, and settings between user profiles on the same computer.
PPM is the perfect tool to set up PCs with Microsoft 365 Business. User profile apps, data, and settings are quickly and easily transferred from the old Local Active Directory (Local AD) users to the new Azure Active Directory (AAD) users.
Single Windows 10 PC with Local or Local Active Directory user profile(s)
During the transition to Microsoft 365 Business, your Windows 10 PCs will be upgraded to Windows 10 Business once joined to AAD. For further clarification on how to join to AAD, please visit Microsoft 365 Business documentation and resources.
Single Windows 7 PC with Local or Local Active Directory user profile(s)
For further clarification on how to upgrade your device to Windows 10 & join to AAD, please visit Microsoft 365 Business documentation and resources.
Hardware replacement of PC with Local or Local Active Directory user profile(s) with a new Windows 10 PC utilizing M365B and AAD.
Note: This scenario is not applicable for PCmover Profile Migrator as it involves more than one PC. Please learn more about how PCmover Business & Enterprise can help you move to a new PC. You can evaluate PCmover Enterprise for free and contact our sales team to receive a custom quote tailored for your specific project and scope.
Scenario 1 – Silent Install for PCmover Profile Migrator
Use the following commands to silently install PCmover Profile Migrator:
Scenario 2 – Silent Install & Launch
Use the following commands to silently install and launch PCmover Profile Migrator:
Scenario 3 - Silent Install & Launch with Minimal Interaction
Use the following commands to silently install and launch PCmover Profile Migrator with minimal interaction:
Windows 10 - Key Scenario
Win10 PC with local or local domain user profile(s). Join to AAD, create AAD user(s), run PPM.
Windows 7 - Secondary Scenario
Win7 PC with local or local domain user profile(s). In this case, PC must first be upgraded to Win10 (also recommend all updates are applied), then joined to AAD and create AAD user profile, and then run “PCmover Profile Migrator” (PPM) consistent with #1 above.
Old Win 7 to New Win 10
Old Win7 PC to new Win10 AAD-joined PC.
Is PPM really free? What's the catch?
PPM is free for any PC utilizing Microsoft 365 Business along with Azure Active Directory. PPM will automatically activate the license over the internet when this criteria is met. If you would like to use this product but do not meet criteria, please chat with us.
So PPM only works on a single device? What if I need to move from one PC to another?
That is correct. PPM is engineered to migrate applications, data, and settings between users on the same device. In order to migrate to another PC, please consider PCmover Business or Enterprise.
Will PPM delete the old user profile?
We are working on adding functionality to delete the old user profile in order to provide more disk space.
What happens if I don't have enough space?
PPM will warn you if less than 10GB will be available on the PC after the transfer. In this warning, you can choose to modify the transfer to exclude unnecessary items.
What is best practice for rolling out PPM to scale?
Utilize our switches to install silently and then automatically launch PPM in minimal UI mode.
What do I need to do to the PC prior to the transfer?
Make sure laptops are plugged into a power outlet and that screen savers, hibernation protocols, and power-saving options should be turned OFF (i.e. All power management options in the Control Panel should be set to “Never” so they are completely disabled). The PC needs to remain on and completely “awake” during the transfer and must not go into screensaver or sleep/hibernation mode.
How long will this take?
Migrating on the same device can be very fast! This depends on several factors: the size of the user profile(s) you are transferring, the level of fragmentation, the number and size of applications and other files and folders you are transferring, and other factors.
Is it possible to install PPM Silently?
Yes! You can find all necessary options here.
Is internet access required to run PPM?
Internet access is required to auto-activate PPM. If you cannot fulfill this requirement please join chat to discuss options.
What are the support options for PPM?
Please join our live chat and speak with a live Laplink representative who can answer any support question you may have.
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