Posted on 2000-04-22
I am transfering all data from existing three NW 4.11 servers to one 4.11 server (it will be the only NetWare server on the LAN) I am also planning to upgrade this server to 5.1.
NDS structure on the new server will be different from the one the 3 old servers and I would like to make this transition as more transparent to the users as possible. Currently
there is no login scripts in use and all drive mapping is done with Network Neighborhood.
If I implement drive mapping in the login script on the new server will this overwrite old drive mapping? What about the printers - is there any way to assign printers centrally?
Is there a way to modify remotely settings on the clients so they log in to the different server/tree. I am trying to avoid visiting all 250 workstations. I think it can be done
with ZENWorks but I can't buy it (chip company). I know that NetWare 5.1 comes with limited version of ZenWorks but I don't know if this would do what I want? This leads to another
question - is it better to upgrade the server to 5.1 before or after all data will be copied and other modifications on the server and workstations done. I am not familiar with NetWare 5.1
and don't know what kind of issues can come up later. Any other issues I should be aware of?
p.s. there is no applications run from these 3 servers - only data.