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By Robert LM ·
HAS anyone run into significant problems when converting from a Novell/NT mixed environment network with 500 users over to a pure NT Network.

If so, what were they??

If not how did you proceed with your project or what was your project plan??

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by tmaclennan In reply to Network Conversion

I did a similar conversion years ago. The first thing you need to do is set up all your print services on the NT side. Next, set up all your file shares on NT. Next, set up all your Users on the NT side, with login scripts that access no Novell services. Next, pick a subset of your user base and remove your Novell protocols from the clients. If that goes well, then remove the protocols from the rest of your clients systematically. Watch your Novell servers to make sure usage is dropping. At some point, you should be able to shut off your Novell servers (or at least segregate them from your network). Eventually, you will be able to eliminate the extraneous protocols from all clients.
This may sound tedious, but it is the best way to ensure that you don't suddenly have a widespread lynch mob if you just shut off your servers without systematically weaning your clients.

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by Robert LM In reply to Network Conversion

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by McKayTech In reply to Network Conversion

I haven't had any problems converting such systems except where there were Novell-dependent services running on the network (e.g. a Btrieve database or application with NLM support on the server). Doing a software and hardware inventory up front helps a lot with identifying those particular exposures.

I think the first answer listed an excellent process to which I would only emphasize to migrate in small groups and be careful to identify protocol-dependent devices that may be on your network (such as routers or printer servers that may be configured for IPX/SPX only).

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