7.4 Launch Server Consolidation Utility and Create a Project File

The Server Consolidation Utility is a Windows program that is launched from the Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit.

  1. If you have not already done so, start the Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit.

    By default, the toolkit is installed in c:\program files\novell server consolidation and migration toolkit. You can access it by clicking Start > Programs > Novell Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit > Novell Server Consolidation and Migration Toolkit.

  2. Read the Welcome page, then click Create or Open Project.

  3. Select Windows NT Server (NT Domain), then click Next.

  4. Read the About page, then click OK.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To start a new consolidation project, click Create a New Project > OK. Then continue with Step 6.

    • To open an existing project, click Open an Existing Project > OK, select the project you want to work on, and then click Open. Then skip to Step 8.

    • To open the last project you worked on, click Open Last Project > OK. Then skip to Section 7.5, Model Your Consolidation Project.

    The Server Consolidation Utility uses a project (.mdb) file to record your intended actions. The actions are recorded so you can execute them upon completing the project or save the project file and execute the actions later.

  6. Type a project filename in the field provided.

    The filename can be up to 64 characters long and can include any character except \ * ? < > | “ /. The project name also serves as the project's folder name, so you might want to keep it short. The project folder stores the log files and other files associated with the project.

  7. (Conditional) If you want to store the project files in a location other than the default location shown, click Browse and navigate to the desired location. Then click OK.

    By default, the Server Consolidation Utility saves your project in a subdirectory of My Documents.

  8. Verify that the Windows domain that appears in the grayed-out text field is the domain that you want to migrate.

    The Server Consolidation Utility automatically displays the domain that your workstation or server is a member of.

    You can change the domain that the workstation running the utility is registered in. To do this, exit the utility and follow the instructions in Register the Workstation.

  9. Select your destination eDirectory tree from the drop-down list, then click Next.

    The destination eDirectory tree is the eDirectory tree that you want to migrate your Windows server data to.

    If you are not logged in to your eDirectory tree, the eDirectory tree name will not appear in the drop-down list. If this is the case, click the Login button to log in to your eDirectory tree. After you are logged in, the eDirectory tree name automatically appears in the drop-down list.

  10. Decide whether you want Server Consolidation to find any User objects in your Windows domain and in the destination eDirectory tree that have the same name, select Yes or No, then click Next.

  11. To create and save your consolidation project, click Create.

    When a project is created and saved, the Server Consolidation Utility creates a file that contains the success and error logs of your project; these logs contain the details of what took place during the consolidation.

  12. (Conditional) If you selected Yes to find User objects with identical names in Step 10, continue with Step 12.a to resolve name conflicts. If you selected No, skip the rest of the steps in this section and go to Section 7.5, Model Your Consolidation Project.

    1. To select an eDirectory container on the destination eDirectory tree, click the Browse button.

    2. Browse the tree and select an eDirectory container, then click OK.

    3. To begin searching for duplicate usernames, click Next.

    4. Decide what you want to do with Windows users that have the same name as eDirectory users.

      You have the following options for each listed Windows user:

      • Merge the Windows user with the displayed eDirectory user. Simply leave that user as it is displayed in the table and continue with the next listed Windows user.

      • Merge a Windows user with a different eDirectory user. Click the arrow by the eDirectory username to view a drop-down list containing all the eDirectory users that have the same username (including contexts) as this Windows user. Select one of the eDirectory names and continue with the next listed Windows user.

      • Do not merge the Windows user with any of the matching eDirectory users. Click the arrow by the eDirectory username to view a drop-down list, then select Don’t Merge. Select this option only if you know that none of the listed eDirectory users represents the same person as the adjacent Windows user.

    5. After you have made a decision for each listed Windows user, click Finish.

      The Project Window will now appear and the Windows users that you chose to merge with eDirectory User objects appear automatically as dropped objects in the destination eDirectory tree.