If you have a legacy NIS environment, you can import user, group, and network information from existing NIS servers and domains. To import the information directly from an existing NIS server, you need to be able to access the NIS server and NIS domain from the Windows computer where the Access Manager console is installed. For example, if you have configured an existing NIS server to be accessible over the Windows network using Samba or a similar program, you can connect directly to that server and NIS domain to import maps. If the NIS server and NIS domain are not accessible from the Windows computer where the Access Manager console is installed, you should export the NIS maps to text files, then import the text files.
Note: Importing existing maps simply provides a mechanism for migrating existing information to the Active Directory. Once the information is imported into Active Directory, the original maps are no longer used and the Centrify Network Information Service uses Active Directory to generate the maps it needs to service authentication requests.
For more information about importing existing user, group, or network information, see Importing and managing NIS maps.