Computer associations are records that track user data migrated between two instances of Windows using an SMP to store the data while it is in transition; they map the source system to a target system, both of which are identified by their MAC addresses. Computer associations are directly referenced (or created) by the User State tasks, as discussed in the “User State” section.
There are two types of migrations and thus two types of computer associations:
Each association also records the date that state data was captured and restored, the location where state data is stored, and the encryption key for the state data.
For in-place migrations as part of a refresh deployment, a computer association ...