How to Migrate or Deploy a Novell NetWare Environment to Windows

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If you are considering migrating from Novell NetWare to Windows or need information on a mixed environment deployment, this article provides strategies and recommendations to get you started.

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This document provides a guide for customers planning to migrate all or part of their NetWare environment to the Windows operating system. A description of the NetWare migration and interoperability tools provided by Microsoft is included, as well as a step-by-step planning guide to how the tools can be used to migrate NetWare files, directories, and file and print services to Windows and the Active Directory service.

Windows is designed to provide end users and IT professionals with powerful new productivity capabilities in any type of enterprise environment. This paper focuses on the capabilities of Windows in a Novell NetWare environment, including NetWare 5, 4.x, and earlier environments.

Windows is ideal for mixed environments where users must interact with Novell NetWare, UNIX, or mainframe servers, as well as Windows 2000 Server or Windows NT Server. This guide outlines the steps to install and configure the Windows operating system in a Novell NetWare-based network.

Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services (MSDSS), included with Services for NetWare version 5.0, makes Active Directory synchronization with NDS and NetWare 3.x binderies possible.

This paper discusses the architecture and technologies of the Microsoft Directory Synchronization Service component of Services for NetWare version 5.0.


Article ID: 274279 - Last Review: August 8, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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