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DSfW: Migration does not retain sysvol facls

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Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 SP1 (OES11SP1)
Domain Services for Windows


Migration does not retain sysvol facls

Source server
OES11SP1 January 2013 Maintenance Patch
Targe server
OES11SP1 January 2013 Maintenance Patch

After migrating a DSfW server the /var/opt/novell/xad/sysvol and all
directories under will have the owner as root root instead of the default
The staging directory was not migrated as well.


Apply the September Maintenance Patch before migrating the server.

If the migration was done before the patch fix the sysvol by following TID 7009748
The September Maintenance Patch also includes a fix for  NTP variable calculation during migration and populated value is written into the /etc/opt/novell/xad/xad.ini
Taken care of wbinfo -u Administrator issue where it was throwing error:
"failed to call wbcGetpwnam: WBC_ERR_DOMAIN_NOT_FOUND
Could not get info for user Administrator"
With the recent changes, the issue with Administrator should not appear after migration is 
completed at the target server.


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  • Document ID:7013411
  • Creation Date:04-OCT-13
  • Modified Date:31-JUL-14
    • NovellOpen Enterprise Server
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • NetIQeDirectory

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