During a file migration from Novell to Windows my customer noticed some users had rights in the target system that they shouldn’t have or didn’t have in source. To make the issue more worrying, the rights being randomly assigned in target were “Full Control”. We’re moving the data with Quest NDS-M, and then we have a [...]
I’m biting this bullet early. We’ve been running SBS in house since 2003, and on the whole it’s worked out really well. In fact at one point we became a small business specialist on the back of MS assurances that they were taking small business seriously, but we never really delved too far into the [...]
We’re switching users on a department by department basis to our new MS file cluster, having moved data with Quest NDS-M and having fixed the visibility lists using the fixup tool. One of the first things we noticed or had feedback on was the initial performance when trying to open files on the MS cluster.
NTFS Special Permissions are enough to give anybody a headache, but an understanding of what they are, and how they combine is very useful, especially when you bring Access Based Enumeration into the mix.
Ok, theory aside, you are involved in a file system migration from Novell to Windows technologies, and you need to know what sort of issues you are likely to face. Either that, or you have already moved files and folders and post migration the experience isn’t what was expected. You need to understand how bad things really are. Where [...]