Currently we have a VMware vSphere virtual machine and we are thinking of moving away from it and using a physical PC instead. Is there a quick and easy way to transfer the Windows user profiles from the VM to a physical machine?
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You give no details on exactly what you are trying to do, but I can make the assumption that you are trying to move Windows user profiles from an ESXi VM to a physical Windows box. Is this correct?
If it is, don't let the fact that this is a VM trip you up. The process would be exactly the same moving the profiles from a VM to a physical non-virtualized server as it would from one physical server to another physical server.
Check out the Microsoft User State Migration Tool. It is an official MS tool to do exactly what you are needing to do - transfer user profiles from one machine to another.