NDS Migrator

Simply migrate Novell Directory Services to Active Directory

Accelerate and simplify migrations from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory.

NDS Migrator uses a central console to accelerate and simplify migrations from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory while enabling access to all options, both pre- and post-migration, as well as scheduling.

NDS Migrator provides a native view of both your NDS and Active Directory tree for better planning. The tool displays the entire platform, from complete account, group and organizational unit (OU) migration to file and directory migration and synchronization, to give you complete, centralized control.

Features

Pre-migration mapping and planning - With thorough pre-migration analysis and planning you can avoid common migration issues. NDS Migrator offers:

  • Mapping of OUs and objects
  • Resolution of intra-NDS name conflicts
  • Pre-migration file scan

Simplified, flexible migration—Avoid the time-consuming cleanup often associated with migration in order to achieve the results you want. NDS Migrator makes it easy with:

  • Options for keeping or changing your NDS structure
  • Automated migration of accounts and groups
  • Flexible migration of accounts and groups to Active Directory
  • Automatic resource updating
  • Scheduled, unattended data movement
  • Monitoring and control
  • Secure and accurate migration of data
  • ZeroIMPACT on users and the help desk

Specifications

Before installing NDS Migrator, ensure your system meets the following:

Note: If the NDS Migrator database resides on the same computer as NDS Migrator, the requirements for SQL Server must be met in addition to the following requirements.

Hardware
  • A minimum of 1GHz processor(Recommended 1.5 GHz)
  • A minimum of 512 megabytes of RAM (Recommended 1.0 GB RAM)
  • 500 megabytes of free disk space for the application. This should exist on a local disk drive rather than a network drive. (Recommended 1 GB free space where NDS Migrator is installed)
  • Monitor - Minimum resolution 1024 x 768, High Color
Novell Netware Clients
  • Novell NetWare® Client version 4.91 (Service Pack 2 or later)
  • Novell Client 2 Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 (Workstation Updater target only)
SoftwareSource
The source computer requires Novell NetWare 6.0 Service Pack 5 or 6.5 Service Pack 8 or Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 Service Pack 1.

 

Target (for Object and File Migration)

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Server Service Pack 2 or later (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Server Service Pack 2 or later (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 or later (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • For file migrations, the target computer must support NT file system (NTFS) including NetApp® filers

NOTE: To migrate Macintosh files from a NetWare source to a Windows file server, a minimum of Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 or later is required on the target computer.

NDS Migrator Console

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Server Service Pack 2 (32 bit)

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Server Service Pack 2 (32 bit)

    NOTE: Do not install the NDS Migrator console on a Windows server that came after Windows 2003 R2 as the NetWare Client API is limited and the NDS Migrator console requires the full version.

    NOTE: To join workstations to a domain using Workstation Updater, install the NetDom.exe utility as part of Windows Support Tools.

     

    Target (for Workstation Updater)

    • Windows 2003
    • Windows XP
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later
    NOTE: Windows XP Service Pack 1/Service Pack 2 requires special configuration. For more information, see Appendix D of the NDS Migrator User Guide.

     

Resource updatingServer Link Updater

The following are required on the target workstation:

  • Microsoft Office must be installed
  • Windows Task Scheduler Service must be running
  • Windows Remote Registry must be running

 

Workstation Updater

The following are required on the target workstation:

  • Windows Remote Registry Service is running
  • Windows Task Scheduler Service is running
  • if Windows firewall is on, the Remote Scheduled Tasks Management and the File and Printer Sharingfirewall exception rules must be enabled
  • Any group policy, which prevents the creation of Scheduled Tasks, must be disabled
Database
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 4 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition Service Pack 3 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express Edition

NOTE: NDS Migrator is supported on a distributed database installation on a 64-bit computer running SQL 2005 or SQL 2008.

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Object Mapping.