Migrator for NDS

Simply migrate Novell Directory Services to Active Directory

Accelerate and simplify migrations from Novell Directory Services to Active Directory

Migrator for NDS 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.

Migrator for NDS 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.


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


Before installing Migrator for NDS 4.5, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

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

  • Platform: 2.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • 500 megabytes of free hard disk space for the application. This should exist on a local disk drive rather than a network drive. (Recommended 1 GB free space where Migrator for NDS is installed)
Novell Netware Clients
  • Novell Client 2 Service Pack 3
The source computer requires Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES) 11 Service Pack 1 or later, OES 2 Service Pack 3 or later, or NetWare 6.5 Service Pack 8.


Target (for Object and File Migration)

  • 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)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)

Migrator for NDS Console

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Service Pack 1 or later
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)

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 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1


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 Sharing firewall exception rules must be enabled
  • Any group policy, which prevents the creation of Scheduled Tasks, must be disabled
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • 389 for Active Directory
  • 445 for CIFS
  • 1433 for SQL
  • 427 for SLP
  • 123 for NetWare

NOTE: Workstation Migrator requires CIFS and DCOM access.

NetWare Server

  • 524 TCP and UDP for Migrator for NDS
  • 389 (clear text) TCP and 636 (SSL) TCP for LDAP
  • 427 UDP for SLP
  • 123 UDP for NTP (timesync.nlm)

Windows 2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2

  • 49152 to 65535



Migrator for NDS

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ZeroIMPACT NDS migration

ZeroIMPACT NDS migration

Simplify migrations from Novell NDS/eDirectory to Active Directory.

Object mapping

Object mapping

Streamline migrations by mapping OUs and objects and identifying conflicts.

Pre-migration file scan

Pre-migration file scan

Ensure that all files and folders are valid and verify permissions.

File migration options

File migration options

Deliver a secure and accurate migration of Novell files and folders.

Automate resource updates

Automate resource updates

Ensure a ZeroIMPACT migration by automating updates of end-user desktops.