Migrate Novell to Active Directory
Novell and eDirectory are still in many companies In the field of NetworkOperating Systems Novell was for manyyears With theintroduction of Microsoft’s Windows 3.51 (andlater Windows2000 with Active Directory) Novell more and more importance inthe market of network operatingsystems.
Today, only a fewcompanies are still using Novell services File and Print Many companies replacetheir systems witha migration Novell But to switch a grown and highly integrated Novell network operating system environment to Microsoft network is a complextask
Challenges of a Novell Migration
The switch form eDirectory to Active Directoryis often thought of as the most difficult task. Indeed, the overallmigration is depending on the directories change – however,the greatest challenge is the conversion of eachservice.
With the change of the Directory Service, also the“security infrastructure” is replaced. Thist meansthat each object in the network does not only get a new Directoryentry, but also a new security ID.
At a certain size of the environment a “big bang” conversion isno longer possible or reasonable. Each service which is dependenton eDirectory must be ported and converted separately to the ActiveDirectory.
Services that should be considered in a Novell conversion:
- Novell eDirectory
- Novell File Services
- Novell Client Integration / login scripts
- Novell Print Services
- Novell Mail Services (GroupWise)
- Novell Desktop Management Services (ZEN and ZCM)
- Novell / NetIQ IDM
- LDAP applications
Novell Client Migration
Novell File System Migration