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How to Create a Computer Association for a Side-by-Side Migration

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

A computer association creates a relationship between a source and destination computer for the side-by-side migration of user state data. The source computer is an existing computer that is managed by Configuration Manager 2007, and contains the user state data and settings that will be migrated to a specified destination computer. You can also create a computer association when importing new computers into the Configuration Manager 2007 database by using the Import Computer Information Wizard.

ImportantImportant
Creating a computer association between computers located in a Configuration Manager 2007 parent site with computers located in a child site is not supported.

Use the following procedures for creating a new computer association.

To create a new computer association

  1. In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to System Center Configuration Manager / Site Database / Computer Management / Operating System Deployment / Computer Associations.

  2. To create a new computer association, you can do either of the following:

    • Right-click the Computer Associations node, click New, and then click Computer Association.

    • In the Actions pane, click New, and then click Computer Association,

    • On the Configuration Manager File menu, click Action, click New, and then click Computer Association.

  3. On the Computer Association tab, specify the name of the source computer that contains the user state data to be migrated to the new computer on the Source Computer line. Alternatively, you can click Search to open the Search Computer dialog box to locate the source computer.

  4. To specify the name of the destination computer that will receive the migrated user state data, type the computer name on the Destination computer line or click Search to open the Search Computer dialog box.

  5. To specify the user accounts that should be migrated from the source computer to the destination computer, click New to open the Add User Account dialog box, and then click the User Accounts tab.

  6. Enter the user account that should be migrated to the destination computer in the space provided or click Browse to open the Select User dialog box. If no user accounts are specified, all user accounts on the source computer will be migrated.

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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