Quest's Directory Exporter gathers user information from the GroupWise server to create four data files that will later provide critical input data to the Quest migration and PDL-provisioning programs:
- GroupsToProvision.abk: Contains the information about GroupWise public distribution lists (PDLs) that the Administrator-Driven Batch Migrator will read to provision the PDLs in Exchange as distribution groups.
- UsersToMerge.csv: Contains the information the AD Object Merge Tool will need to merge Exchange Contacts into corresponding Active Directory accounts, to create a single mail-enabled security object per user in AD.
- AddressTranslation.csv: Contains the display names, GroupWise addresses, and primary Internet addresses of your GroupWise users. Quest's migration programs - both the Administrator-Driven Batch Migrator and the Self-Service Desktop Migrator - use the information in AddressTranslation.csv to convert addresses in messages, address books, and frequent contacts to the appropriate Internet address for each user.
- UsersToMigrate.csv: A duplicate of AddressTranslation.csv, to serve as a template for the creation of the user-list input files that identify which users to migrate in a particular run of the Administrator-Driven Batch Migrator. (The UsersToMigrate.csv is copied to another file name, and the copy is then edited - deleting all users except the ones to be included in a particular migration group.)
The Directory Exporter program is therefore run before the first run of any Quest migration program or the AD Object Merge Tool, because the Directory Exporter generates the data files that these other programs require to perform their functions. Then, throughout the transition period, the Directory Exporter is re-run as necessary to update the program's data files, to accommodate any staff changes that are recorded in GroupWise during the transition period.
For more information on how to use the Quest Directory Exporter, please see the section titled "Directory Exporter | Operating Instructions" for more details.