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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.8 - eRoom Edition User Guide

Introduction Entering the License Key Content Matrix Console End User Interface Connecting to eRoom Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for Your Migration Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Action Mapping Links and Running Link Correction Incremental Migration Log Files Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Configuring PowerShell for Use with Content Matrix
Registering the Metalogix Command DLL Files Adding the PowerShell Snap-Ins for the Application Framework Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Metalogix.System.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Commands Metalogix.Jobs.Reporting.Commands Metalogix.ERoom.Commands
Using Powershell for Nested Content Reports and Pre-Migration Check
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Offline Activation

NOTE:  The offline activation option is generally used in cases where you cannot use the online activation due to security settings or lack of internet access. This option will still require some internet access, but allows for the authentication to be done from another machine that is not as restricted by security or has a connection to the internet.

1.Select Offline activation.

2.Click [Next].

A Generate Activation Request dialog displays with a different key. This key can be copied from the window, or the Save to file option can be used to save the key into a text file (in case it needs to be copied to another machine).

3.Copy the Activation URL (listed under the Activation Request) to a web browser that has internet access.

Alternately if the system the Metalogix Content Matrix Console is on does have internet access through a Web browser, click Go to automatically open a web browser to this URL.

4.On a machine that has internet access, use the Activation URL to navigate to the Offline Activation page.


§Enter the key into the Activation data text box.


§If the key was saved to a file, select Browse and navigate to the file.

6.Click [Activate].

Upon successful activation, a new key displays in the text box.

7.Do one of the following:

§To save the key as a DAT file, click [Download file].


§To copy the key to the clipboard (if the license will be activated on the same machine), click [Copy text].

8.Click [OK] to continue.

9.Return to the Activate License dialog.

10.If the Generate Activation Request window is still active, click [Next]. to the Enter your Activation Response window.

11.Use one of the following options:

§If you copied the key to the clipboard on the same machine, paste it into the window.

§If you saved the key to a DAT file, navigate to, and select the DAT file.

12.Click [Next]. The license key will be active and in use.

13.Click [Finish] to complete the process.

Checking the Current Content Matrix Console License

To check the status of the license key in use, open the About dialog. Here, information such as the license type, expiry date (if any), number of servers used, number of seats, size limitations for migrations, and how much data has already been migrated can be seen.

NOTE:  If an offline license is used, the offline activation process will need to be used to do this update instead, unless the system that the Metalogix Content Matrix Console is installed on has internet access.

To check the current license:

1.In the Content Matrix Console ribbon menu, choose Help > About.

2.In the dialog that opens, click [Refresh]. This will force a refresh of this data from the licensing servers and update the information.

Content Matrix Console End User Interface

The Metalogix Content Matrix Console User Interface (UI) is simple and easy to use. There are three high level components to the configurable interface:

·Explorer View 1 - At minimum, the interface will always display one Explorer Control, providing multiple ways to view the content for any active connections to source and target environments.

·Explorer View 2 - A second explorer control can be displayed simultaneously. Having two explorers visible allows the user to simultaneously view two different parts of the connected content set. For example, in many cases it makes sense to show a migration source on the left in Explorer Control 1, and a SharePoint migration target on the right in Explorer Control 2.

·Job List - Beneath the Explorer Control windows is a Job list that shows the history of migration jobs and other tasks that have been executed or batched in Content Matrix.

More information on these UI components is provided in the topics that follow. UserInterface_ER

Main (Ribbon) Toolbar

At the top of the Metalogix Content Matrix Console is a ribbon menu allowing access to the following five menu group settings:





The Metalogix Content Matrix Console menu ribbon can be expanded or minimized to fit the user's needs. When expanded, a set of options will be available depending on the selected menu heading.

Ribbon Menu

When minimized, options will only be visible when a menu heading is selected. Otherwise, only menu headings will show. The minimize and expand options can also be accessed by right-clicking an option in the ribbon itself. This opens a context (right-click) menu where the Minimize the Ribbon option can be selected or deselected.

Ribbon Menu Minimized

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