migrating from novell NDS to active directory

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Kris, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Kris

    Kris Guest

    I am trying to migrate our network from Novell 5 to Active Directory. I
    looked at the MSDSS whitepaper and it says that I would have to create new
    passwords for all of the users. Is there a way to migrate all users and
    their respective passwords from NDS to Active Directory without that much
    hassle? Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Kris, Nov 29, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Is there a way to migrate all users and their respective passwords from NDS to Active Directory
    No, there is no easy way, unfortunately. Quest's new version 3.2 of
    NDS Migrator supports password migration - by having the users punch
    them in again to verify - that's really the only way you can do it.

    Both Novell as well as Microsoft by default store passwords in a
    non-reversible encryption scheme - you CANNOT find out the user's
    password, not even as an admin. And since Novell and MS use a
    different scheme for encoding passwords, you can't just copy the
    encrypted password value either.

    Sorry, there's just no easy solution for this, unfortunately.

    The most sensible thing to do is really create new passwords for all
    users, inform them of the fact and their new password, and set their
    user accounts so that they'll have to change the password at next
    logon.

    Marc

    ________________________________________________________________
    Marc Scheuner ** mscheuner -at- mvps.org ** http://adsi.mvps.org
    Microsoft MVP for Directory Services Programming
    http://www.dirteam.com/blogs/mscheuner/default.aspx
    Come see http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ADSIANDDirectoryServices/
     
    Marc Scheuner [MVP ADSI], Nov 29, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Kris

    Tim Fitch Guest

    There may be a way to migrate the user\passwords if you are on Netware 6.5,
    using Universal Password and have DirXML setup... But as the earlier person
    stated.. its probably easier to assign new passwords and have users change on
    first logon.
     
    Tim Fitch, Nov 29, 2004
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.