NDS to AD migration

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I have three servers that I am wanting to migrate off of NDS to AD. What is the best tool I can use for migrating the NDS file system and rights over to AD. I am doing this project around July 05. Ant suggestions or tips?

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Presumptive question, but I have to ask. Are you talking about changing three ‘Novell’ servers to “Windows 2003″?

That is a bit more than just ‘migration’!

There are several hundred thousand ‘hits’ on a simple google search ‘NDS to AD’.

In addition to migration this the opportunity to reorganize your structure, BUT less than 60 days may rule that out.

Good luck, we stand ready to help once the questions are clear.

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  • DaisyPatch
    Our MS rep gave us a free software program, Microsoft Services for Netware, which MS also sells for cheap. The MSDSS (Microsoft Directory Sycnchronizaton Services) program migrated the users, groups, file structure, files and permissions. Before the Big Day, I spent some time working with my users(we only have about 350 here,) cleaning up the directory structure and organizing it for an environment in which they will see all folders whether or not they can access them. (We had shared folders all jumbled in with personal folders:-() Once you get the structure the way you want, I recommend to set up a test server and practice migrating to it until you thoroughly understand the way the program handles permissions. I only made one data share with all the depts under it. The user shares are hidden and I have a recursive batch file that works its way through the user folders making each into a hidden share and assigning permissions to the owner and the admins. If your PC's are already in the domain, all you have to do is use Hyena or something similar to turn on everyone's logon scripts on the AD side and turn off the NDS logon. Then go around and uninstall the Novell client and retire your server.
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