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Migrating Netware 4.11 to Windows Server 2003

By davej100 ·
We are planning on migrating our netware 4.11 server to Windows Server 2003 and at present are carrying out some test runs. We are using MSDSS with Novell Client32. The problem we are experiencing is that the migrated user groups are missing some users. It seems that users who have been more recently added to a group are still there in the Active Directory but earlier additions to that group have not been brought across. I can't work out a "cut-off" date for the addition of users but it may coincide with an upgrade from Netware 3 to 4 with users defined in 3 not migrating. Has anyone seen this problem?


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Try Technical Q&A forum.

by deepsand In reply to Migrating Netware 4.11 to ...

This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

It properly belongs in "Technical Q&A," not in "Discussions." Please re-post there.

Not only will you be more likely to attract the attention of those seeking to provide answers, but you will also make it easier for those seeking discussions to find such.

Thank you...

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by ryanrollings In reply to Migrating Netware 4.11 to ...

Brush up your resume and look for a job that the management has a better grip on IT and OS's. You should be migrating from NW4.11 to NW6.5 which will lower costs, ease your administrative overload, save retraining dollars, shrink the migration into an upgrade, increase your uptime, lower your license costs, keep your network secure... etc. etc.

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Been There

by yinyang In reply to Migrating Netware 4.11 to ...

We migrated to Windows 2003 Server about 4 years ago, so memory is fleeting, but we had a problem with pre-4.11 upgrade accounts and groups as you describe. On the Netware side, check the users name properties. If you highlight first or last name, I don't remember which, you should see a little more highlight than you would expect. The highlight block will be slightly longer than the name. Compare highlighting first and last. You should be able to see a difference. There is a space there. Remove that space and you should remove the problem.


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Additional note

by yinyang In reply to Been There

I believe there was also a problem with having a period (as in middle initial . )
Try experimenting with using just first and last names.

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