Migrating Novell Account Management for Windows NT
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By Patrice Clement
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Posted: 19 Mar 2002
In this AppNotes article, Patrice Clement outlines the proper procedures for uninstalling Novell Account Management (NAM) 2.1 for Windows NT prior to migrating to NAM 2.1 for Windows 2000 in a Windows2000/Active Directory environment.
Here's a taste of what he's written:
One of the most common questions asked about the new Novell Account Management (NAM) 2.1 for Windows 2000 product is: "How do I upgrade from Novell Account Management 2.1 for Windows NT to Novell Account Management 2.1 for Windows 2000?"
Although these two products are solving the same problem (managing user accounts on multiple platforms), the underlying OS and architecture is very different. On one side, you have NT Domains and Windows NT 4.0 servers, while on the other side you have Active Directory and Windows 2000 servers. Therefore, upgrading from NAM 2.1 for Windows NT to NAM 2.1 for Windows 2000 implies an operating system migration: migrating from NT Domains/ Windows NT 4.0 servers to Active Directory/Windows 2000 servers.
That's why there is no direct migration path between NAM 2.1 for Windows NT and NAM 2.1 for Windows 2000. First, you need to uninstall NAM 2.1 for Windows NT, then migrate your NT Domains and Windows NT 4.0 servers to Active Directory and Windows 2000 servers, and finally install NAM 2.1 for Windows 2000.
Here's where to read the entire piece: http://developer.novell.com/research/appnotes/2002/march/05/a020305.htm
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