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From Novell to Microsoft - Migrating the Novell Trustees to a Windows Share with NTFS Rights

With migRaven You can migrate the permissions of Novell servers. This concerns both Novell Netware and Novell OES. The rights of the Novell servers are read out and must be converted into NTFS rights. This actual state is in migRaven read. migRaven migrates the permissions and creates permission and list groups. Finally created migRaven the authorization and list groups in AD and and writes the new directory tree with new permissions. All steps of the Novell migration are described step by step.

New from version 4.0: The usernames between Novell and Windows-AD do not have to be the same! With the new feature User mapping can be established via an alternative attribute in the AD connection.

0. Voraussetzungen

0.1. LDAP version 3

To identify the members of the groups listed in the trustee list migRaven An LDAP connection to your Novell server. The prerequisite is that the Novell server works with the LDAP version 3. This was introduced to 1998. migRaven requires the attributes, schemas, and standards set for this release.

0.2. AD users

The users to be transferred from Novell must be created in Windows AD beforehand.

1. Determine permissions from the Novell server

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Integration of 8MAN with migRaven - instructions

migRaven and 8MAN (updates 26.10.2016)

For the introduction of 8MAN in structures with more than 150 users, it is usually necessary to prepare the existing file server so that it can be managed with 8MAN at all. 8MAN has a high level of automation that completely manages the management of all required permission groups. But for this to work, all previous permissions must be completely switched to the 8MAN algorithm! Since 8MAN only works directory by directory, there is the program migRaventhat can provide hundreds or thousands of directories with new 8MAN compliant authorizations in one go.

Scheme of a migration of a file server with migRaven for use with 8MAN

Scheme of migrating a file server with migRaven for use with 8MAN

Image 1: Overview

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migRaven Release Notes

migRaven Version 5.0.1009, Database version | Release date 09.08.2016


Before installing the new program version, the components of the previous version must be completely uninstalled. First, the database service "migRaven Database "finished.
Then in the Control Panel program and database "migRaven" and "migRavenDB "can be uninstalled. For the shot, the contents of the directory "c: \ Program Files \migRavenDB \ DB \ data "will be deleted. It contains your old data, but it does not fit in the structure to the new version.




Innovations and fixed bugs

Optimization of the creation of GPO group policies.

In the report generator, there is a new AD function for "Checking for recursive group nesting"

The migRavenDatabase can be put on another drive or on another computer.

Under "migRaven Report API"Describes how to list the orphaned SIDs in the scanned directories.

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Tables mode

You populate the table with your credentials, whether from a scanned share, Novell permissions, or a self-created Excel spreadsheet. You can edit and change the permissions according to your needs and ideas. You can remove and add directories. You can authorize users and groups with the five default rights to these directories. You can initiate inheritance breaks and redirect directories in the redesign project.

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Active Directory group configuration for NTFS permissions on Windows

migRaven Builds all permission groups in one operation and nests them as recommended by Microsoft Best Practice. (AGDLP / AGGP)
Depending on the project scope, this can be up to thousands of groups. The selection must take into account whether it is a single domain, a domain Forrest or even choked domain environments. In certain constellations you can not select every group type.

The Group configuration of migRaven The group type and name structure of the Active Directory authorization groups to be created, the creation depth of the list groups and the storage location for the new groups are specified in AD.

The group configuration must take place before the first project call, since the authorization groups are created according to this configuration during the project run.

The Rider Type The group type for the authorization groups and the storage location for them must be entered in the AD.

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Group Name

Under the tab "Name" the name structure of the migRaven configured to create authorization groups. Here, the authorization groups must specify the prefix, the components of the name, the order of these and the separator between the components.

Within certain parameters are the names of migRaven created groups freely definable. Should the from migRaven created authorization groups are later used by 8MAN, the group names are already here to agree with the possibilities of 8MAN.

1. entries

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Build up NTFS list permissions optimally

1. Need for list permissions

As a rule, access rights to NTFS file servers are lower than to the 1. Assign directory level. But once that is the case, you have to make sure that the user can also browse through the file system to the appropriate directory. There are different possibilities with different effects.

2. Variants of the allocation of list rights

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The functioning of the migRaven Novell Connectors

The transfer of permissions from Novell to Microsoft is based on the trustee information of the corresponding Novell volume.

Under Novell, it is possible to not only grant rights to users and groups, but also to other objects from the Active Directory, such as OUs. Using OUs to assign permissions is a straightforward method, as no new objects need to be created. It's also common under Novell to create rights directly at the user level.

The Novell Connector from migRaven is able to meaningfully transfer all these objects into the Microsoft world. Prerequisite: The user accounts themselves must have already been replicated to Microsoft and be assignable via the SAM.

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Set permissions

migRaven has powerful algorithms that greatly simplify the whole process of reassignment. These algorithms follow these principles:
  • no authorization interruption (only in exceptional cases)
  • only Permissions about groups
  • Application of the AG-DL-P principle or a modification depending on the configuration
  • List permissions are automatically enforced migRaven set
  • Minimum permissions: There are only so many in the root Permissionsas have been entitled on the whole path.
This results in the following advantages for you:
  • You only need to worry about the permissions on the permission endpoints. -> where the real permissions are needed (eg changing or reading)
  • The auxiliary authorizations are automatically activated by migRaven generated. -> all list rights
  • Groups are automatically created by migRaven generated and correctly named.

[Important]This leads to the following conclusion:
You really only need to worry about the directories that are permission endpoints.
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Step 1 - Preparing for the installation


1. System requirements of migRaven check

The system requirements for the use of migRaven can be found in the following document:


2. Installation of .NET Framework 4.7.2

The current version of migRaven requires the .NET Framework 4.7.2 to be found at

. NET Framework 4.7.2

3. Installation of Java

The current version of migRaven Allows you to migrate Windows shares, import permissions from a table, and migrate Novell servers. It needs the most recent migRaven Database version and thus the latest version of the Java Runtime (JRE) in the 64bit variant.

You can download the latest Windows 64bit Offline Installer from this URL:


You can check your currently installed Java version with the following CMD command: java version

For a straightforward entry, the support migRaven-Support via remote session during installation and accompanies you through all relevant functions. After only 30 - 60 minutes is the migRavenTest version and can be used for a full 21 day for the visualization, analysis and analysis of your directory and rights structure. Please check in advance only the system requirements - further preparations are not necessary.

Accompanied test position: Request now

4. Foreword to the installation of migRaven

From about 50.000 AD accounts a separation of the program from the database can be advantageous.

We recommend, migRaven to install on a client to avoid creating additional load from the database during the scan on the file server.

Step 1 - Preparation -> Step 2 - Install database

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