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Export from Edirectory into Active Directory

Posted on 2009-07-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi There!

I am looking for a tool that will easily migrate the users (about 25) from Netware 6.5 into an Active Directory Environment quickly and easily, along with Groups. I don't need to worry about ACL, just export from Edir to a file, import from file into Active Directory with a username, first name and surname intact. Edir will remain to allow us to continue to run Groupwise.
We run Netware 6.5 SP7 and Windows 2003 R2 x64.

Any assistance Appreciated!
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ID: 24783874
We have used microsoft's Services for Netware to migrate user accounts and groups. This tool can migrate all info, exept passwords.


If you want complete synchronization of accounts, groups and passwords you may want to consider Novell's Identity Manager, but that isn't free, and probably a bit of overkill for a small organization...


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Hi There!

I was hoping for a quick and dirty just for login name, first name, last name, is this tool easy to use and setup ?

I just need a one off copy. Ongoing the sync and maintenance will be very low.
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The Microsoft tool is ideal for doing a one off copy. You can choose to copy the OU structure or create a flat organisation, and OU's are duplicated in security groups as well for giving permissions on your filesystem.

I found it fairly easy to use (and i'm no microsoft fan...)

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I'll give it a go and report back.. One wrinkle, what about something that works on 2008?
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from Microsoft:

Services for Netware is no longer supported on server 2008


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Ok looks like I actually need a 2008 suitable solution due to other problems I have with 2003 compatibility with another application I require.

Does AD Support import of users via CSV? IS there a tool that exports users from Edir into CSV?
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deroode earned 2000 total points
ID: 24784812
With both AD and eDirectory being LDAP directories, you could try a tool like LDAP exporter, with which i have no experience however...


Further, Novell has the ICE utility (Import Conversion Export)


and Microsoft has a LDIFDE utility:


Combining these tools should give the desired result...
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What deroode said...

Sync/migration solutions are over the top here.  Quick and dirty with an LDIF is what you want.  It's a text file, so can be edited to premodify your DNs if necessary to prep for your new low-tech AD environment :D

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