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i have been googling about migrating from Novell edirectory to ADDS and i have seen a comment by Microsoft and Quest that i need to confirm from people who have done such migrations "it is not possible to migrate passwords from a Novell environment to Active Directory"
and if thats the case , is there a solution for it ?
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Novell's Identity Manager will synchronize users, groups and passwords for you.

http://www.novell.com/products/identitymanager/

IIRC it uses a feature in NMAS to capture the password before it is hashed, and populates the Universal Password (a password stored in reversible encryption). The Universal password is then used to sync with AD.

http://www.novell.com/documentation/idm35/admin/?page=/documentation/idm35/admin/data/bnzqodn.html

Warning: Implementing Identity Manager isn't an easy task, nor is the product cheap. You should consider if it is worth the time and effort.

What we have done to synchronize passwords is a Change password webpage in our Sun Identity Management system, which stores password in AD and eDirectory. Then asked all our users to go to that page and change their password.
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