OS/2 Server Transition

An IBM Redbooks publication


OS/2 Servers have been a stable and powerful platform more many years and are depended upon by many businesses. This is especially true in the banking industry where OS/2 servers are trusted to run the software that supports the branch office environment. However, as the industry looks to renew its branch office operations, many banks are looking to make a transition from their OS/2 Server to a platform with wider industry support.

The two logical target platforms for this transition are a Microsoft or Linux solution. Both of these solutions have there own benefits and costs.

This IBM Redbooks publication provides a technical guide for OS/2 administrators to help them plan for and implement a transition to what ever platform is right for their business. Using this book as a guide, OS/2 administrators and technical personnel will be able to develop and implement a plan for a smooth transition from their current OS/2-based domains to either a Microsoft Windows and Active Directory solution, or a Linux-based solution utilizing LDAP and SAMBA V3.0 for file and print sharing, or in many cases, a mixed environment containing both platforms

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction and preparation
OS/2 Server environment
Target platforms
Starting the OS/2 Server migration
Part 2. Migration to Windows 2000
Migrating OS/2 Servers to Windows 2000
Migrating the software stack to Windows 2000
Part 3. Migration to Linux
Migrating OS/2 Servers to Linux and Samba
Migrating the software stack to Linux
Part 4. Tools & scenarios
Additional migration tools
Linux for OS/2 Administrators


Publish Date
06 October 2003

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6PAC Consulting AG
Starfire, Inc.



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