How to use the Workstation Updater utility to update workstations that were migrated from a Novell workgroup.
The below steps walk through Workstation Updater utility to update workstations from the Novell workgroup to the new target Active Directory domain:
1. Specify Credentials: In this box select the credentials for the account that has local administrative access on the client in the workgroup as well as for the account that has domain administrative privileges to add the workstation to the new target domain.
2. Select Workstation: In this box choose the workgroup and either select the workstations or import a text file that contains a list of the netbios names of the workstations to be updated.
3. Join Workstations to Domain: Use this box to determine the Domain where the workstations will be moved, the Domain Controller to use for creating the new computer account, and the Organizational Unit where the computer account will be created. There is also an option to select a global group from Active Directory to be added to the local administrators group of the workstations. This will allow for administration in the Active Directory domain.
4. Generate Mapping files: Use this box to create mapping files that will be used for updates. Mapping files can be extracted from the database to reflect migration history. There is an option to create a Drive Mapping File, Shortcut Mapping File, User Mapping File or all of the above. The mapping file is chosen depending on what option is selected for update. Once created, the mapping files can be found in C:\Program Files\Quest Software\NDS Migrator\tools\mapping on the NDS Migrator console.
5. Update Workstation Resources: This box helps to decide what will be updated.
Select Resources Updating Option:
User and Groups options:
Profiles, User Rights and/or Local Group Membership can be updated. The Copy Profile option is used to create a brand new folder for the profile, keeping it separate from the workgroup. In most cases it is preferable to keep the same folder for Profiles and simply update it so that the target domain can access it. This allows for less interruption and more hard disk space preserved as it is not duplicating the entire profile.
Update NTFS File Permissions:
In this section, all of the NTFS file and folder permissions on the workstation will be updated. This step may or may not be necessary, as it depends on the environment, given the fact that the workstations are coming from a workgroup. This can be a lengthy process considering the Updater will have to read every ACL on every file and folder. Only use this step if it is necessary. In most Workgroup scenarios, Simple File Sharing is implemented and no NTFS permissions are implemented so this option is unnecessary.
If this option is selected ensure the path points to the correct location of the drive mappings file that was created in step 4.
When this option is selected, select the full path to the shortcut files, as well as the correct path where the shortcut mapping file resides. Selecting the Recursive check box will ensure the shortcuts are updated in sub folders below the path that was chosen.
Select Cleanup options:
When updating the workstations there are two more options available. These are to set the default logon to the new AD target Domain and to reboot the workstation when all of the resources have been updated.
This option is to schedule when the resources will be updated. This can be scheduled to run immediately, a specific time during the day, daily or weekly depending on the needs.
Once the job has been scheduled click the Finish button which will run the migration at the time specified. Once it has finished select the view box which will open the log file for analysis. The relevant logs for each Workstation Updater task that ran each day are located in C:\Program Files\Quest Software\NDS Migrator\Logs\Workstation Updater.
6. Remove Novell Client: This is the final step of the Workstation Updater. In this box schedule when the utility will remove the Novell Client from the workstation.