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Mapping/Listing resources on a file server

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Hi,

I have a server 2003 file server which is going to be migrated into NetApp CIFS , I was wondering if there's some tool which can help me with mapping/listing all the "important things" on the server such as: Databases, file shares, locally installed programs, network resources, IIS resources and any other type of resources so I can have a list and not miss anything by going through the server resources manually.

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The only parts of the file server you will be able to replicate on the NetApp appliance are the file shares. The NetApp smb service is actually (under the covers) Samba -- because the core OS inside the box is Linux.

If your W2K3 server is providing other services (like DNS, DHCP, AD, or MS SQL), you will need to either keep the W2K3 server around to provide those services, or provide those services from another Win Server.

If you read the NetApp documentation carefully, you'll note that they are careful not to say that the NetApp SMB appliances can replace windows servers... only that they can integrate with them (Samba has been able to join AD networks for a decade -- still can't reliably replace one yet tho).

Thus, you still (for now) need to have a Windows server to be the AD server (and for best performance, DNS & DHCP as well).

BTW: on the W2K3 server, you can see the list of shares by opening Computer Management -- under System Tools there is a Shared Folders section.

I hope this helps...

Dan
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