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Moving NSF files from R5 to ND6 via a CD

I have a scenario where I have an R5 Domino server in one LAN and domain, and another R6 Domino server in another LAN and domain. What I want to do is copy the R5 users' NSF files and ID files onto a CD, copy those NSF and ID files from the CD onto the ND6 server and set up those users on the new R6 server. I assume I'll have to copy over the names.nsf file, too, right? Do you know how I can accomplish this without having to do each user individually?
I'm not sure if you mean Domino domains or Windows domains. If it is a Windows domain, Domino is unaffected. You can copy/paste the files and everyone will be fine as long as IP addresses, DNS, etc., are correct. If you are talking about Domino domains, it may require some work. At a minimum, you will need to cross-certify the domains so that the people will be able to access the new server. Ideally you would bring over the names.nsf and put its entries in the new names.nsf. You should then recertify everyone to the new Domain structure. This can be accomplished via the name change feature and AdminP.

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