7.5 Model Your Consolidation Project

Most of your work will be done in the Project Window, where you can drag-and-drop Windows User and Group objects into eDirectory containers, and Windows server folders into any volume or folder in the destination eDirectory tree.

The Project Window is a place to model different migration scenarios before you begin the actual migration without affecting your Windows domain or your destination eDirectory tree. All of the planning in the Project Window is done offline, meaning that items moved and created in the Project Window are not actually moved or created until you begin the migration.

HINT:For information on shared Windows folders that end with a dollar sign ($), click anywhere on your Windows desktop, press F1, click the Index tab, then type $shares in the keyword text field.

The Project Window and the Using the Project Window dialog box appear after you have created the consolidation project. The three basic steps outlined in this dialog box should be performed for each consolidation project. When you are familiar with the tasks that you will be performing, click Close to access the Project Window and begin modeling your migration project.

Dragging-and-Dropping the Domain Info Object

To perform a consolidation from a Windows domain, you must drag-and-drop the Domain Info object from the left pane of the Project Window to an eDirectory container in the right pane of the Project Window.

Other Project Window Options

Review the following tips to help you organize your migration project and use the Project Window more effectively.

When you are satisfied with where you have dropped your Windows server folders, users, and groups in the eDirectory tree, you can proceed to verify your consolidation project to resolve any potential problems before migrating your Windows data.