Novell Migration

Information Services is currently in the planning stages to migrate our Novell directory, file, and print services to Western’s Microsoft Active Directory environment. The move away from Novell will better align our infrastructure with Western’s campus wide systems and allow us to offer new and enhanced services into the future.

The anticipated completion date for this project is May 31, 2018.

The following will be included in this project: a) Migration of all files and directories including the U and T drives, research data (R drive) and all shared directories (including access rights). b) Migration and reconfiguration of all existing printers.

What Are the Benefits?

  1. We will have a unified campus wide system that will eliminate the need for multiple passwords, i.e. Novell client.
  2. Reduced login issues with the removal of the Novell and Zenworks clients.

We will continue to send out communications as we progress through the project. In addition, you can find further information containing status, communications sent and instructions at our Novell Migration webpage. If you have any questions, please contact the Help desk at or x81377.