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Migrating Users & Passwords to W2K Pro

By jr0410 ·
Currently, we have a Novell 5.1 server and 25 PCs running Win98. We want to "upgrade" the PCs to W2K Pro. However no two PCs are the same. Most have programs specific to either particular users or offices. There are 80 users who have sign on privileges to all machines for the basic programs that all PCs have and everyone uses. I do not want to do clean installs on the machines because of all of the different software programs. I do not want to re-create all 80 users and passwords on all 25 machines either. Where or how do I create a "master" list of users & passwords that I can use on each PC so that I don't have to re-create them on each PC?

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by Glen_McLeod In reply to Migrating Users & Passwor ...

You do this kind of thing on the network server using a logon script that creates shares on the computers. I have no idea how to do it in Novell, but it's fairly straightforward when using Win2k Server.

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by wim In reply to Migrating Users & Passwor ...

I guess you need a centralized solution for your usernames/pwds. You could use NDS on novell with single sign-on on the local machines.

However, if you just upgrade these machines, all programs,users (should) remain the same.

other suggestions:
use ghost or an other imaging tool to create a config with all these users installed


hope this helps

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