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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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by:deroode
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We have used microsoft's Services for Netware to migrate user accounts and groups. This tool can migrate all info, exept passwords.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sfn/default.mspx

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...

http://www.novell.com/products/identitymanager/
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by:networkn
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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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by:deroode
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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

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverMigration/thread/78d52eac-198d-42dd-8db3-65eb0d118e98
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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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With both AD and eDirectory being LDAP directories, you could try a tool like LDAP exporter, with which i have no experience however...

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tools/14287.html

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

http://www.novell.com/documentation/edir873/?page=/documentation/edir873/edir873/data/ai8wt35.html

and Microsoft has a LDIFDE utility:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727091.aspx

Combining these tools should give the desired result...
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by:alextoft
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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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