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By jmcnally ·
I have a migration to take care and need to make sure of the following:
It is a single Post Office Groupwise machine to Windows 2003/Exchange 2003.
I want to make sure that
(1) If I use msdss tool to synchronize the users from the NDS to Active Directory, the users are going to still be in the Novell box in case the migration fails.
(2) Once users are in Active Directory, then I can install and migrate GroupWise to Exchange 2003. The same issue here. If I migrate the groupwise user accounts and mailboxes from the single post office, is the information still residing at the groupwise box?
Or Is there a need to synchronize in stages to do the migration? The netware machine is going to be moved out of the network and be replaced by the exchange machine at the end of the migration.
Can any one give me advice on the procedure?
I am doing the following:
Installing windows 2003
Updating Windows to latest SP and patches
Promoting to DC for AD and DNS.
Installing Netware Client for Windows
Installing MSDSS
Migrating users into the AD in the Object create with the name Migrated Users from Netware.
Install MS Exchange
Updating to latest SP
Running Migration Wizard for GroupWise
Migrating Mailboxes, emails and users
Installing Veritas Software.
Testing Exchange with Exchange best practice analyzer
Run the MSBA tool

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by CG IT In reply to Migration of GroupWise

theres tech white papers on Technet for migration from Novell to Windows. There are also KBs on the Novell site as well.

here's a tech article on planning the migration from Novell to Windows 2003 which should provide you with an overview of the steps needed for migration.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/techinfo/overview/sfnmig.mspx

This next article is for Groupwise migration

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=328737

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