Netware - Groupwise Migration
Posted on 2004-11-09
I have reached a sad day in my career, I've been tasked to plan the migration from Netware 6/5.1 Edirectory 8 to Microsoft Windows 2003 server utilizing AD. Here is my question: I have 3 Netware servers one running NDPS for printing, the second is a primary File server (part of a SAN), the third is our GroupWise Email server, in this scenerio what is the best way to remove Netware as an OS? The constraints are: We are keeping GroupWise and running it from a Windows platform. Our users currently obtain access to network resources via login script delivered mapped drives. Is it possible to remove Netware completely and run Edirectory from a Windows server for GroupWise administration purposes?
The literature I get from Microsoft focuses on a GroupWise to Exchage migration (out of scope). the literature from Novell seems to focus on a migration from Netware to Linux (an avenue I'd rather avoid). Any information, white papers or advice would be greatly appreciated.