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Migrate from WGM to PM

Posted on 2012-09-03
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Dear Mangers, exported "computers", "groups" etc. from Workgroup Manager on MacOS X 10.6.8 server and tried to import it into the Profile Manager on OS X 10.8.1, but failed. It tells "Filetype not supported". Is there a way to recycle the data from the WM?
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Well you can't recycle the data from Workgroup manager on your Mountain Lion Profile manager.

Profile manager only functions for Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.8. But you can still use your existing installation of Workgroup manager.
This is to give the IT administrators some breathing room.
What we are doing is to prepare the Profile Manager, this includes research, testing, ... . Before we make the switch. We're planning to update all our users to Lion. So by then Profile manager needs to be ready.

But it will take a lot of time to configure everything the same as in the workgroup manager. But unfortunatly you won't be able to import your computers, groups from workgroup manager in Profile manager.
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Ok, then the migration plan is roughly clear. But the follow up question is about a manual, check list or other help to be able to "configure everything the same as in the workgroup manager".

Thanks in advance.
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Well there isn't a real manual for it. At this moment it's basicly a try and see what it does kind of way (the testing).

But I've found a great article, who also adds some steps that you'll be making.
http://krypted.com/mac-os-x/moving-managed-preferences-to-profiles/
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Ok, thanks. That means then, Apple shifts to a new server tool, but doesn't offer help in using it, except by "Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Mountain Lion" or http://www.apple.com/de/osx/server/resources/documentation.html?
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