U-Tools: Unique Tools for Windows System Administrators
U-Move Help

Unattended Operation

U-Move can run from an XML script for unattended operation.

Unattended operation is supported for backing up, for restoring, or cloning Active Directory. It is not supported for upgrading Active Directory.

For scheduling automatic backups of Active Directory, see Scheduling a Backup.

Creating the Settings File

To run in unattended mode, create a settings file. A settings file is an XML script that contains pre-recorded answers to the questions during the interview.

To create a settings file, walk through the interview up to the final Finish button. When you see the Finish button, stop. Do not click the Finish button; instead right-click and select Save Settings.

This will write the settings file to the folder where you installed U-Move (typically C:\Program Files\UMove). The file is named UMoveSettings.xml.

To run in unattended mode

To run U-Move in unattended mode, open an administrative console and type the following:

cd "C:\Program Files\UMove"   (If using PowerShell)
cd /d "C:\Program Files\UMove"   (If using CMD)
UMove.exe -xml UMoveSettings.xml

You can create a CMD script or a PowerShell script with the above commands. When you click on the script it will run U-Move without further prompting.

For more information

For more information see Creating a Custom Job.