What is usmt.ppkg - simple answers to questions
Can I delete C :\ recovery customizations Usmt PPKG?
Yes, go ahead and delete it.
How do I delete Usmt?
Press Shift+Restart to boot the machine into Safe Mode, then delete the file.
What is the runtime provisioning tool?
That 'Runtime Provisioning tool' is the Recovery data. Used to restore the system back to as it came out of the box.
Hi, today we're going to be giving a quick tour of the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer Tool for Windows 10. This tool enables us to create provisioning packages. This is a new feature in Windows 10 that allows us to configure and manage Windows, much like we mobile devices currently use a few different methods of applying these provisioning packages that we are creating and that I posted on a blog not so long ago which is referred to as simple Windows 10 for Bisman packages in our offline media with either diz'm or the Wicked tool we then have a Windows image and a deployment in which we can use the Wicked tool and our adjustments and can apply our provisioning packages right into our wim, right into our media rate through the tool and then we have runtime device provisioning runtime device p rovisioningist if we let our users apply these packages manually by simply double-clicking on them and the review today is just that Create a quick deployment package that creates a few user accounts w ird, and we are going to apply this to our Windows 10 device and that will be it that we are going to do another article of using these during the imaging phase, so the Windows Imaging deployment phase as well as a couple of other articles about some other features and functionality of the wickedtool so without further ado we will go ahead and go to create a new provisioning package here and we call this just adding user accounts and I'll leave it in the default project directory we could have done and then it would have those settings in import our new provisioning package so we can continue configuring and changing the settings to get started and finish, and here we have our nasty tool, so we'll be focusing on that runtime settings section again, like I did in a previous blog post mentioned.
This is the section where we can make changes live, while on the Windows desktop these are the kind of changes and settings that can be created in a snap without the need for specific deployment passes during Windows installation or any other phase. Check out this account section here so we can create a computer account here. This is actually the place where we could join our computer to the domain, if we wanted to name our computer here, we could join it and provide credentials that we're actually only going to do to create some users, so let's create test user 1 and click the add button here and I'll go ahead and create test user 2 and I'll hit the 'add' button so we can see on the left hand side that we have this content and somehow have it a maroon look, and if we expand that we can see that the password has the exception Here we need to provide a password for the usage word for this account so that I will type the password here.
You can see the password is not showing up which is fantastic if we want to assign this user to the admin or user group we can do that I go here and assign user one to the admins. We can also define the home directory I won't bother about that here, but if you have a custom home directory you can absolutely define that for user 2 set the password and then I'll separate that user from the user group, so now we have some settings in our configuration package.We have some settings that we can go through.I won't go through all of them now, but we will spend a lot more time going through these and making various configuration changes and settings and how to do these during of imaging time and stuff so I'll just go ahead and save this and export this one, so I'll go ahead and save a project here, then I'll go ahead and export this as a provisioning package so I'll put the owner of OAM here and i will select IT administrator ahead and la put the name and versioning and precedence so that if you apply multiple provisioning packages they will be applied in order according to the rank so much like you know the default priority I will NOT encrypt this package just because I don't would like to memorize this password for this demo, but if this is in a production environment we can encrypt these packets other things like this, we can definitely encrypt these if we exclude them on network shares.
We can sign them with certificates too, but again for the sake of simplicity of this demo, I'm just going to go ahead and leave both of them disabled, so here is where I will go ahead and say that this is the default directory only. I'll go ahead and hit save here and I'll create it and create it so fast so here is our output location I just go ahead and click this link here and it should open that folder for us there. Wego so now we can see that I have a P pkg file, this is the actual provisioning package file here, this file is just a .wim file, you can rename that win win you can you mount it and you can see the contents in it here is the Project XML File and Customization XML File These are the XML files that actually contain the content, what we are going to do and as you can see here in the Customization XML Here is our most current user account here The password and here is the user group to which it should be applied.
Now that we have this dpkg of this configuration package I just go ahead and copy it here to my Windows 10 box, just paste it there on the desktop and the first thing I'm going to show you I don't have any test user accounts on this box. So if we look at the users I have it's pretty easy, by default, admin and guest settings, this UAC provisioning package will do its thing then it will come up and say and ask if it's from a trusted source now if we got this Package signed we should not receive this notification so let's go ahead and update this and now we have our test user 1 in our test user 2 account. We can see test user 1 as administrator and test user 2 as user and there we have it creating and applying a basic provisioning package in Windows 10 thank you, I'll join me more later
What does usmt.ppkg mean in Windows 10?
usmt.ppkg is part of your ASUS (or whatever) recovery image (Lab 2b: Windows desktop apps and data: capturing changes - Windows 10 hardware dev). As I understand it if you do a reset it will reset using the standard Microsoft windows image and then apply the differences that are in this file.
How can I remove the file C : recovery customizations usmt.ppkg?
How can I remove the file c:RecoveryCustomizationsusmt.ppkg when it is locked by System on Windows 10? I cannot remove it because it seems to be used by another process.
What are the benefits of USMT for Windows?
USMT provides the following benefits to businesses that are deploying Windows operating systems: Safely migrates user accounts, operating system and application settings. Lowers the cost of deploying Windows by preserving user state. Reduces end-user downtime required to customize desktops and find missing files.
What is the difference between USMT and PCmover Express?
USMT is intended for administrators who are performing large-scale automated deployments. If you are only migrating the user states of a few computers, you can use PCmover Express. PCmover Express is a tool created by Microsoft's partner, Laplink. There are some scenarios in which the use of USMT is not recommended. These include: