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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16 - Scenarios Guide

About the Migrator for Notes to Exchange documentation Scenarios overview Migration to a proprietary Exchange
Migration to a proprietary Exchange target Pre-migration preparations Batch migration process Post-migration activities
Migration to Microsoft Office 365
Pre-migration preparations Batch migration process Post-migration activities
SSDM (per-desktop) migration

Step 4: Install and configure Migrator for Notes to Exchange

The Getting Started section of the Migrator for Notes to Exchange Quick-Start Guide explains how to install the product. The subtopics below describe several configuration tasks that must be performed now as part of MNE configuration before the first run of any admin wizard. (Some are optional and apply only in particular circumstances, as noted following.)

Consider also whether the MNE Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM) will be used as part of your Migration Plan. If so, it should also be installed and configured.

IMPORTANT: Remember also that any antivirus software on the admin workstation must be configured to not scan the Quest program files directory or %temp% directory, or may simply be turned off prior to running any Quest admin application. (Although it may be restored after the program runs.) Migrator for Notes to Exchange program calls will not succeed if an antivirus scan tries to "clean" an Migrator for Notes to Exchange temporary file that it misinterprets as a threat.

Configure SQL server DB and Migrator for Notes to Exchange default settings

Most of the features and wizards of Migrator for Notes to Exchange require access to information stored in a central database on the SQL server. Most also require access to the Notes server, the Exchange server, Active Directory, and the Shared Directories that contain the Self-Service Desktop Migrator and its log and status files, and admin application log files. The features and wizards therefore need to know the names, locations, configuration options, access credentials and so forth for the various servers.

These Default Settings should be entered now into the Notes Migration Manager (the MNE console), before other program features or the wizards are used, so that the information will be available to them and need not be entered again. If the information is not entered now, upon installation, the features and wizards will prompt for the values as needed, and most of them will have to be entered more than once—reentered for each feature and wizard that needs them.

NOTE: Quest recommends you visit all five of the Edit Default Settings screens in the Notes Migration Manager now to enter this information. The Notes Migration Manager is described in chapter 1 of the Migrator for Notes to Exchange Administration Guide.

Configure the Task Scheduler for an Office 365 migration

The Migrator for Notes to Exchange tasks (program runs) are defined by wizards, most of which also let you schedule tasks to run at particular times on particular days. The Manage Scheduled Operations screen in Notes Migration Manager lets you revise these task-execution schedules. But the wizards and Manage Scheduled Operations screen manage only the scheduling of task runs as these schedules are saved in the SQL database, and a "scheduled" task does not execute by itself. Tasks are executed by the Migrator for Notes to Exchange’s Task Scheduler utility, as described in this section.

Scheduled tasks are executed using a separate command-line application called the Quest Migrator for Notes to Exchange Task Scheduler (qsched.exe) which is located in the installation directory. The program regularly checks the SQL database to see whether any tasks have been scheduled to run since the last check, and then executes the tasks at their scheduled times.

The task scheduler runs as a Windows service and is automatically installed when you install Migrator for Notes to Exchange. You can manage the task scheduler as you would any other Windows service using the Windows Service Manager. Instructions for configuring a Windows service can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681921(v=vs.85).aspx.

For more information about configuring and using the task scheduler, see the section titled Using the Qsched.exe task-scheduling utility in the Migrator for Notes to Exchange Administration Guide.

Mandatory parameter for Office 365 licensing

The Data Migration Wizard reads a mandatory program parameter to get the two-character Usage Location code that Microsoft requires for its Office 365 licenses (per this Microsoft article). Be sure to set this value, in Migrator for Notes to Exchange Global Defaults or Task Parameters, before you try to License users:

The parameter value is a two-letter keyword, which must conform to the standardized values listed for ISO 3166-1-alpha-2.

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