Netware Migration

Updated: September 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

By providing a complete set of migration services and tools, Windows Services for NetWare version 5.03 can help your organization migrate its Novell NetWare operating system to a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system.

Windows Services for NetWare 5.03 does not run on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. However, you can still use it to migrate to an infrastructure based on Windows Server 2008 R2 by using a server running Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) as a member domain controller.

The following tools in Windows Services for NetWare 5.03 can help simplify your organization’s adoption of Windows Server 2008 R2 and facilitate its migration to Windows Server 2008 R2 from NetWare:

  • Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services (MSDSS). Synchronizes information stored in Novell Directory Services (NDS) or NetWare 3.x or later binderies with Active Directory Domain Services.

  • File Migration Utility (FMU). Migrates NetWare files to Windows Server 2008 R2 while preserving their access control permissions.

For more information, see:

Migrating from Novell NetWare to Windows Server 2008 R2