With the release of Windows Server 2008 and the latest iteration of Active Directory, many enterprise IT departments have decided that Active Directory is a sufficiently mature and proven technology and that the time has come to move from their current networking environment.

Included in this group is a fairly significant contingent with extensive directory experience that is, Novell NetWare, Novell Directory Services (NDS), and eDirectory users. Well aware of Novell, Microsoft has designed tools specifi cally to help move NDS/eDirectory users to Active Directory. You’ll find the tools—Microsoft Directory Synchronization Services (MSDSS) and File Migration Utility (FMU)—in Microsoft Windows Services for NetWare 5.x.