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Switching from OSX Server to Windows Server

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Hi,

We are moving from OSX 10.5 server to a windows 2012 server host, currently all mac pro`s are setup under open LDAP but my question is do we have to worry about profiles on each of the macs when we move across? Their are numerous applications running on the mac pro`s and i`m concious about any settings within the profiles when we move them away to the windows server.

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You are embarking on a massive infrastructure change.  What version of OSX are the Mac Pro users on?

Support for OSX10.5 - 10.6 and higher and Windows 2012 is far from comprehensive and it is not simply a matter of sharing a folder on the Windows Server and putting the profiles over there.

If you're planning to use ActiveDirectory then you might be best using a 3rd party tool designed to smooth the integration between OSX and Windows like :

ExtremeZ-IP - http://www.grouplogic.com/enterprise-file-sharing/mac-windows-file-sharing/
Centrify - http://www.centrify.com/solutions/mac-os-desktop-management.asp
ADmitMac - http://www.thursby.com/products/admitmac.html
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Hi,

thanks for the quick reply. Ok so we can assume that they will have profiles on each mac linked to the current OpenLDAP that they are connected to. Envionment wise we are talking just 4-5 mac`s so won`t need to integrate as much, if anything they`ll just use file resource from the server itself. Any tips on migration e.g. rough list of what needs to be done?

Cheers,
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