You can import the Microsoft User State Migration Tools (USMT) files that are required for various base layer operations.

You can import multiple USMT file versions for each operating system that is running in your environment.


Horizon Mirage supports USMT 4 and USMT 5 for Windows XP and Windows 7, and USMT 6.3 for Windows 8.

USMT files are used for the following base layer operations:

Migration to Windows 7 from another Windows version.

Cross-hardware Windows 7 Migration.

User profile and Data-only restores for Windows 7 and Windows 8.


Find the USMT folder in the directories installed with the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) software.

You can download this software free of charge from Microsoft.


Copy the USMT folder and all subdirectories to your Horizon Mirage server.


Right-click the System Configuration node and click Settings.


Click the USMT tab.


Click Import USMT Folder.


Navigate to the location to where you downloaded the USMT folders and click OK.

After the Mirage Management console imports the USMT file for the specific operating system, a check mark is displayed next to each of the USMT version type.