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Active Directory Migration & Interoperability Technologies

Published: February 1, 2000

Microsoft Corporation

Active Directory Migration & Interoperability Technologies

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Who is it For?

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Scenario: Upgrading to Windows 2000 from Windows NT Server 4.0

 

 

 

Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT)

· Companies who want to upgrade/migrate to Windows 2000 Server from simple Windows NT Server configurations (e.g. small number of domains)

· Available as a web download by February 17th and will be on many different resource CDs from Microsoft

· Works well for 80%-90% of companies and is offered at no charge
· Based on technology licensed from Mission Critical Software

ISV products from FastLane, Mission Critical, Entevo, Master Design, and Aelita

· Companies who want to upgrade/migrate to Windows 2000 Server from complex Windows NT Server configurations (e.g. large number of domains)

· Contact the ISVs directly

· Designed for high-end enterprises
· Adds value in areas such as advanced modeling and reporting
· Per user pricing

Scenario: Synchronization between Exchange 5.X Address Books and Active Directory

 

 

 

Active Directory Connector (ADC)

· Companies who want to run Windows 2000 Server and Exchange 5.X together

· Included with Windows 2000 Server

· Synchronizes the Exchange Address Book with AD
· Coordinates user account and mailbox creation

Scenario: Interoperability & Migration between Windows 2000/Active Directory & Novell's Netware/NDS

 

 

 

Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services (MSDSS)

· Companies with mixed Netware/Windows networks who want to synchronize NDS with AD to reduce points of user management
· Companies who want to migrate NDS to AD

· Included in Services for Netware Version 5
· Expected in April 2000

· Simple to use
· Supports 2-way operation
· Much simpler alternative to Novell's DirXML
· Contains a migration mode for 1 time, full-featured move of NDS tree to AD

Microsoft File Migration Utility (MSFMU)

· Companies who want to migrate Netware file shares to Windows 2000

· Included in Services for Netware Version 5
· Expected in April 2000

· Works with MSDSS to bulk-move files with permissions kept intact
· Licensed from FastLane Technologies

Scenario: Multi-Directory Management & Metadirectory Configurations

 

 

 

Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS)

· Companies who have sophisticated directory management needs (e.g. >2 directory services, need for business rule-based processing, "join" capabilities)

· Available as part of services engagements with trained providers
· No charge to customers

· Much more powerful than MSDSS and supports many more directories types
· Requires more scripting configuration than MSDSS


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