Novell Migration

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  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    can somebody tell me the simplest way to map drive letters in a logon
    script that will run for everyone who logs into an AD tree? ex. map
    drive letter G: to a volume on a server.

    thanks,
    Bill
     
    Bill, Mar 5, 2008
    #1
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  2. Hello Bill,

    Thank you for posting in newsgroup.

    According to the description, you want a logon script to map drive letters
    for everyone to run when they logon the domain. If I have any
    misunderstanding, please feel free to let me know.

    Based on my research, here are some information which may be helpful for
    you.

    Analysis and Suggestions:
    ========================

    1. You may write a VB script file according to the following example. The
    script file should be saved on the domain controller with the .vbs file
    extension.

    An example VB script of Map driver letter:

    Dim net
    Set net = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    net.MapNetworkDrive "P:","\\servername\sharename","True"

    (Please note: This is just a sample code for your reference. We cannot
    guarantee the script will work normally in your environment although it
    works on my test machines. Please test it first and make necessary
    adjustments.)

    2. After that, you may configure a GPO to apply the user logon script and
    link it to the domain level.

    Please refer to:

    How to assign scripts in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322241
    (This should be also applied to Windows Server 2003)

    3. Please grant the "Domain Users" group with "Read" share permission and
    "Read and Execute" NTFS security permission on the logon script folder.

    For more reference:
    ==================

    Overview of Logon, Logoff, Startup, and Shutdown Scripts in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198642

    The Logon Script Does Not Run During the Initial Logon Process
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302104

    Hope it helps. Thanks.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support
     
    David Shen [MSFT], Mar 6, 2008
    #2
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  3. Hello Bill,

    We wanted to see if the information provided was helpful. Please keep us
    posted on your progress and let us know if you have any additional
    questions or concerns.

    We are looking forward to your response.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support
     
    David Shen [MSFT], Mar 10, 2008
    #3
  4. Bill

    Bill Guest

    yes, thank you.
    is there any way of setting up specific drive mappings by users in a
    certain OU? how about mapping "home" directories to a certain drive letter?

    there must be lots of people who have wanted to duplicate novell login
    scripts in the ADS context - can you recommend any good resources on
    this subject?

    many thanks,
    Bill
     
    Bill, Mar 12, 2008
    #4
  5. Hello Bill,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    For your further question about driver mapping letter, here is some
    information which may be helpful for you.

    Suggestions:
    ============

    1. You can create different domain based GPOs and link them to different
    OUs. In different OUs' GPOs, we can assign different logon scripts which
    map related shares as the home directories.

    Please refer to:

    How to assign scripts in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322241

    HOW TO: Assign a Home Directory to a User
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320043

    How to assign a home folder to a user
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816313

    2. Alternatively, you may simply assign a specific driver mapping letter to
    map home folder by domain users in the "Active Directory Users and
    Computers" console.

    To customize the driver mapping letter of home folder, please follow the
    steps:

    a. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

    b. Expand the certain OU, right-click the domain user account in the
    certain OU , and then click Properties.

    c. Click the Profile tab.

    d. In Home Folder, select "Connect", and then select the specific driver
    letter that you want (ex. G:\), type in the UNC path of the directory
    folder on a server.

    Please note: you need to grant "domain users" group with at least "Change"
    share permission and "Modify,Write" NTFS security permission on the
    directory folder on the server.

    e. Make the domain user logon the domain, domain users can change the
    target folder location of their My Documents folders by clicking Start,
    right-clicking My Documents, clicking Properties, and then click on the
    "Move" to specify a new mapping driver letter(ex. G:\)

    Besides, For your concern about duplicating Novell login scripts in the ADS
    context, we have a guide for migrating files, print and Directory Service
    from Novell NetWare to Windows Server 2003, which may be helpful for you.

    For more details, please refer to:

    Solution for Migrating File, Print, and Directory Services from Novell
    NetWare to Windows Server 2003:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19BE5289-37A8-469C-
    B03A-70A189E8314F&displaylang=en

    Add a home folder to a profile
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/2f2fb575-43a8-4c01-b3
    cd-1ce9b78281cb1033.mspx?mfr=true

    Hope it helps. Thanks.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support
     
    David Shen [MSFT], Mar 13, 2008
    #5
  6. Hello Bill,

    How's everything going?

    I'm wondering if the suggestion has helped or if you have any further
    questions. Please feel free to respond to the newsgroups if I can assist
    further.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support
     
    David Shen [MSFT], Mar 17, 2008
    #6
  7. Bill

    don returns Guest

    Hey guys this posting seems helpful for me. I am migrating from novell to active directory. Do anyone have scripts that will migrate all shared drives,printers and user profiles to AD. I need logon scripts which will map the drives accroding to the user's groups.

    Thanks for the posting.



    v-dashe wrote:

    Hello Bill,How's everything going?
    17-Mar-08

    Hello Bill,

    How's everything going?

    I'm wondering if the suggestion has helped or if you have any further
    questions. Please feel free to respond to the newsgroups if I can assist
    further.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Novell Migration
    can somebody tell me the simplest way to map drive letters in a logon
    script that will run for everyone who logs into an AD tree? ex. map
    drive letter G: to a volume on a server.

    thanks,
    Bill

    Hello Bill,Thank you for posting in newsgroup.
    Hello Bill,

    Thank you for posting in newsgroup.

    According to the description, you want a logon script to map drive letters
    for everyone to run when they logon the domain. If I have any
    misunderstanding, please feel free to let me know.

    Based on my research, here are some information which may be helpful for
    you.

    Analysis and Suggestions:
    ========================

    1. You may write a VB script file according to the following example. The
    script file should be saved on the domain controller with the .vbs file
    extension.

    An example VB script of Map driver letter:

    Dim net
    Set net = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
    net.MapNetworkDrive "P:","\\servername\sharename","True"

    (Please note: This is just a sample code for your reference. We cannot
    guarantee the script will work normally in your environment although it
    works on my test machines. Please test it first and make necessary
    adjustments.)

    2. After that, you may configure a GPO to apply the user logon script and
    link it to the domain level.

    Please refer to:

    How to assign scripts in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322241
    (This should be also applied to Windows Server 2003)

    3. Please grant the "Domain Users" group with "Read" share permission and
    "Read and Execute" NTFS security permission on the logon script folder.

    For more reference:
    ==================

    Overview of Logon, Logoff, Startup, and Shutdown Scripts in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198642

    The Logon Script Does Not Run During the Initial Logon Process
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302104

    Hope it helps. Thanks.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Hello Bill,We wanted to see if the information provided was helpful.
    Hello Bill,

    We wanted to see if the information provided was helpful. Please keep us
    posted on your progress and let us know if you have any additional
    questions or concerns.

    We are looking forward to your response.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    yes, thank you.
    yes, thank you.
    is there any way of setting up specific drive mappings by users in a
    certain OU? how about mapping "home" directories to a certain drive letter?

    there must be lots of people who have wanted to duplicate novell login
    scripts in the ADS context - can you recommend any good resources on
    this subject?

    many thanks,
    Bill


    David Shen [MSFT] wrote:

    Hello Bill,Thanks for your feedback.
    Hello Bill,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    For your further question about driver mapping letter, here is some
    information which may be helpful for you.

    Suggestions:
    ============

    1. You can create different domain based GPOs and link them to different
    OUs. In different OUs' GPOs, we can assign different logon scripts which
    map related shares as the home directories.

    Please refer to:

    How to assign scripts in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322241

    HOW TO: Assign a Home Directory to a User
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320043

    How to assign a home folder to a user
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816313

    2. Alternatively, you may simply assign a specific driver mapping letter to
    map home folder by domain users in the "Active Directory Users and
    Computers" console.

    To customize the driver mapping letter of home folder, please follow the
    steps:

    a. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

    b. Expand the certain OU, right-click the domain user account in the
    certain OU , and then click Properties.

    c. Click the Profile tab.

    d. In Home Folder, select "Connect", and then select the specific driver
    letter that you want (ex. G:\), type in the UNC path of the directory
    folder on a server.

    Please note: you need to grant "domain users" group with at least "Change"
    share permission and "Modify,Write" NTFS security permission on the
    directory folder on the server.

    e. Make the domain user logon the domain, domain users can change the
    target folder location of their My Documents folders by clicking Start,
    right-clicking My Documents, clicking Properties, and then click on the
    "Move" to specify a new mapping driver letter(ex. G:\)

    Besides, For your concern about duplicating Novell login scripts in the ADS
    context, we have a guide for migrating files, print and Directory Service
    from Novell NetWare to Windows Server 2003, which may be helpful for you.

    For more details, please refer to:

    Solution for Migrating File, Print, and Directory Services from Novell
    NetWare to Windows Server 2003:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19BE5289-37A8-469C-
    B03A-70A189E8314F&displaylang=en

    Add a home folder to a profile
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/2f2fb575-43a8-4c01-b3
    cd-1ce9b78281cb1033.mspx?mfr=true

    Hope it helps. Thanks.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Hello Bill,How's everything going?
    Hello Bill,

    How's everything going?

    I'm wondering if the suggestion has helped or if you have any further
    questions. Please feel free to respond to the newsgroups if I can assist
    further.

    David Shen
    Microsoft Online Partner Support


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    don returns, Dec 5, 2009
    #7

  8. I know there are some scripts out there that will do what you want, and from
    searching around, I've found they are fee-based.

    Here's more info.
    MOSS-Exchange: Migration of Novell to MicrosoftTo boil down if you need to
    purchase a migration tool, such as Quest Software's NDS ... Login
    Scripts/Mapped Drives: Every Novell environment I have ever ...
    http://moss-exchange.blogspot.com/2009/05/migration-of-novell-to-microsoft.html

    However, I think if you need a comprehensive solution to do this in one
    shot, including logon script conversions, you may need to look into a 3rd
    party tool such as Quest's NDS Migrator. Check it out. They also have a
    Groupwise to Exchange migrator.

    Active Directory Migration with NDS Migrator - a Novell Directory ...Manage
    migration from Novell Directory Services -NDS- to Active Directory with the
    NDS Migrator tool by Quest Software. ... Conventional migration tools don't
    incorporate an enterprise-wide NDS-to-AD methodology. ...
    http://www.quest.com/nds-migrator/

    --
    Ace

    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
    confers no rights.

    Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit among
    responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.

    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
    2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check
    http://support.microsoft.com for regional support phone numbers.
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 5, 2009
    #8
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