government contractor required a migration of 1200 PC and MAC
workstation clients from DEC Pathworks to Novell NetWare.
accomplish this task, NetWare servers were installed along with the
design and construction of an automated procedure using both batch
files and some customized computer programs that reduced the time to
convert a client workstation by 70%.
An additional benefit of this automated client conversion
procedure was that it allowed less experienced individuals to
accomplish the conversion work.
All clients were converted in a 6-month period of time with
this contractor required conversion from Novell NetWare servers to
Microsoft NT servers. The
migration resulted in 60 NetWare servers being replaced by 10 NT
servers using NetWare emulation.
This was accomplished without having to touch any of the
previously converted client workstations resulting in a huge
financial saving. Additionally,
Microsoft’s System Management Server was installed to assist in
better managing of the network.
computer equipment leasing company with over 100 internal
workstations wanted to alter their network solution by migrating
from a DEC VAX to a Novell NetWare File Server.
an initial test, 5 PC workstations were installed on the NetWare
file server. Next, PC
workstations were given access via Windows to both VAX and NetWare
based applications. After
a successful test period, the remaining VAX user accounts and
applications were transferred to the NetWare server thereby
completing the migration.
successful migration occurred with minimal disruption to the
employees allowing for continuity in work patterns and no loss of