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What is the Microsoft equivalent to Novell eGuide? I am going to migrate a Novell Netware 6.5 environment to Windows Server 2003

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What is the Microsoft equivalent to Novell eGuide? I am going to migrate a Novell Netware 6.5 environment to Windows Server 2003.
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I think most of the functionality of the e-guide can be viewed by administrators using the active directory users and computers snap tool. This will list out every object in your directory and in the case of users will show all their personal if name, telephone numbers, address etc. For computers it will show type,operating system, etc.

As far as I know there is not an MS solution that matches the functionality of eguide. You may be able to get a third party app or possibly create your own in a sharepoint type site. But since active directory is an LDAP based architecture it look like you should still be able to use Eguide with it

http://support.novell.com/techcenter/articles/ana20000704.html
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Yeah, one mistake people (or the companies/organizations they work for) make when migrating/downgrading from NetWare to Windows, is they think they by necessity have to get rid of all things Novell.

Novell makes cross-platform solutions.  Many of their products will run fine on Windows and will use any LDAP-compliant directory.  They've even open-sourced iFolder, in addition to making it multi-platform with Active Directory support.  http://www.ifolder.com/ifolder

So, just because you're going to a Windows infrastructure doesn't mean you can't use Novell products - especially if the Novell products work better or provide better services than what you can get from Microsoft, and most especially when they provide services that Microsoft products do not, but your organization find important.

As xxdcmast suggests, I'm not aware of anything that comes with Windows or even that you can buy from Microsoft that is positioned as an equivalent to eGuide, without development effort.  If you have to write something, you may as well write it in Java/Tomcat or PHP/Perl and run it on Apache rather than writing something to run in SharePoint on IIS.  Here's the download link for the latest/last version of eGuide: http://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=ywxn-aiKZZI~

I wouldn't be surprised if it's been replaced with functionality in another web-based offering of Novell's,  like Teaming + Conferencing - which has an open-source underpinning called Kablink:  http://www.kablink.org/
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