Tough question: moving folders from netware 5 to W2k3
Posted on 2004-04-22
I am needing to move user folders and shares from a netware 5.1 server to a W2k3 cluster. Where this is going to be done, there is not any Windows domain ... therefore, no active directory.
Here is what I know:
- it is not recommended by MS to have your cluster serve as a DC.
- in order for users to still log in to Netware and access their folders on a W2k3 box, Netware 5 would have to be upgraded to edirectory, and edirectory would have to be installed on the w2k3 cluster (I could be off here, this is only what I've heard).
- The most viable solution is going to be to install another W2k or w2k3 box as a DC, setup users there, and either migrate from netware (yuk!) or run scripts to when users log in to access their specific folder (again, yuk!).
Anyone done something similar to this. I am just in the planning phase right now, so links, insights, war battles that are informative and relavent will work.