Technicians Portable Application Support

Applies to: Server Edition Technician's License only.



The Macrium Reflect Technician's License allows a single user to image multiple PCs up to a number specified in the license. To enable this, Reflect can be run as a portable application from USB Rescue Media. To create a Technician's USB stick, follow these steps:

  1. Create a rescue PE environment as explained in the article Create a Windows PE Rescue Environment.

  2. Select USB as your target media and select a USB destination.

  3. On the last page, ensure the create technician's USB box is checked.

  4. Write the USB stick.

You should then be able to run Reflect from the USB Stick.

Note: You should create an environment matching the architecture of the systems you wish to back up.


The USB stick contains both 32 and 64 bit Reflect. In order to launch the right one, a launcher is provided called portable.exe in the root of the USB stick. Double click this and Reflect should launch.

The USB stick also acts as a bootable rescue environment, which you can use to back up and restore licensed PCs. The Portable Mode Reflect is very similar to the Reflect environment you are familiar with.

Adding Drivers

You can add drivers to your PE environment on the technician's USB stick using the create media wizard. However, it may be the case that you need to add drivers post-creation. In this case, the portable edition of Reflect offers the ability to copy any missing drivers from the current system. To do this:

  1. Select the Add Drivers to technician's rescue media option from the other tasks group on either the backup or restore tabs.


  2. Accept the message on the first page.

  3. Add any missing drivers on the second page:


Note: Technician's Portable Application USB sticks will expire when your license for Technician's expires. You will need to recreate your USB stick after this time.