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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.9 - File Share Edition User Guide

Introduction Entering the License Key Overview of Content Migration Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Enabling and Disabling Optimistic Mode Connecting to a File System Connecting to SharePoint Migrating to O365 Using the Azure Pipeline Preparing for Your Migration Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Action Log Files Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Configuring PowerShell for Use with Content Matrix Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Configuring Content Matrix for Distributed Migration Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings

You can configure and customize a number of Metalogix Content Matrix settings, including:

·distributed migration configuration

·proxy settings

·available actions and events

·default settings in configuration variable files

·client-side settings

·resource utilization settings

Configuring Proxy Settings

In most cases Metalogix Content Matrix can automatically connect to SharePoint and authenticate license keys, through an environment's proxy setting, However, in some cases the proxy may need to be configured within Metalogix Content Matrix. In these cases users can specify the proxy settings though the connecting dialog.

There are two basic places where this proxy setting can be configured. The first of these is when activating a license key, and the second when connecting to SharePoint. The  dialogs for these options look slightly different, and the when you are using a proxy to connect to SharePoint, you have the additional option to Import Proxy from Internet Explorer.

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To configure proxy settings:

1.In the Proxy server dialog, check the Enable proxy box.

2.Use the information in the following table to determine the appropriate action to take.

If ...

Then ...

you want to manually enter proxy information

A.Select Enter Manually.

B.Enter the Server name (or IP) and Port for the proxy.

C.Specify the credentials to be used when connecting to the target server.

The Windows authenticated credentials of the current user will be selected by default. You can specify alternate SharePoint credentials by clicking the Different user radio button, and entering an alternate username and password.

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Internet Explorer has been configured to use a proxy server via a proxy auto-configuration (.PAC) file and you want  to connect to SharePoint using this method

select Import Proxy from Internet Explorer.

Proxy Import from IE

NOTE:  This option is currently available only when connecting to SharePoint.

Refer to the Microsoft article Auto proxy configuration settings for Internet Explorer for more information.

3.If you accessed the dialog from the License Activation dialog, click [Set].

NOTE:  If this method does not seem to be working, you can manually configure Metalogix Content Matrix to use a proxy setting.  See Manually Configuring Proxy Settings.

Manually Configuring Proxy Settings

If, for some reason, Metalogix Content Matrix cannot connect through a proxy, then the proxy settings can be configured through the Metalogix Content Matrix UI. If you are not able to configure the proxy settings through the product's UI for some reason, it can be configured manually. The below directions should help you manually configure some explicit proxy settings, enabling the product to work with your proxy.

To manually configure proxy settings:

1.Open the Metalogix Content Matrix Console and add a connection to the desired SharePoint location.

2.After a connection has been added, close Metalogix Content Matrix.

3.Open the ActiveConnections.xml file, which can be found in one of the following locations, in a text editor:

§Microsoft Vista/Windows 7/Windows8/Windows 10 based systems - <DRIVE>:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\Metalogix\Metalogix Content Matrix Console - <Product> Edition

§Microsoft Windows XP based systems (Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, and Windows XP) - <DRIVE>:\Documents and Settings\<USER>\Application Data\Metalogix\Metalogix Content Matrix Console - <Product> Edition

Within the XML file there is a <Connection /> XML element for each added connection. In order for proxy settings to be added to a connection, another element needs to be added inside the connection XML. The added element should be named Proxy, and it should have an attribute named Url. The value for this Url attribute should be the actual URL for the proxy that will be used.

For example, if we are trying to add a proxy connection to the following node:

<Connection NodeType="Metalogix.SharePoint.SPWeb, Metalogix.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3b240fac3e39fc03" AdapterType="WS" Url=http://SharePoint2010 />

We would add: <Proxy Url="http://metalogixproxy:8000/" />. So the end result would be:

<Connection NodeType="Metalogix.SharePoint.SPWeb, Metalogix.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=3b240fac3e39fc03" AdapterType="WS" Url="http://SharePoint2010">

<Proxy Url="http://metalogixproxy:8000/" />


If the proxy connection requires a user name and password that differ from your normal logged in Windows credentials, then these can also be specified in the Proxy element. The attribute UserName can be used to enter a user name (in domain\user format), and an attribute named Password can be used to enter the password value.

In this case the Proxy value <Proxy Url="http://metalogixproxy:8000/" /> would become:

<Proxy Url="http://metalogixproxy:8000/" UserName="DOMAIN\ProxyUser" Password="ProxyPassword" />

4.After these values have been entered to the desired connection, save and close the ActiveConnections.xml file.

5.Re-launch Metalogix Content Matrix.

The connection using the proxy should now be configured, and the connection should be established and working.

Restricting Available Actions and Suppressing Events

Metalogix Content Matrix provides you with the ability to control what actions are available to the client application through configuring on the SharePoint server. Product behaviors can be restricted along three dimensions:

·Available actions

·Unrestricted users

·Suppressed events

Configuring the behavior of the Metalogix Content Matrix client from target SharePoint servers requires that an XML configuration file be added to the target SharePoint server web application directory. The XML file must be named ServerAdapterConfig.xml and placed in the ML folder directory located within the SharePoint hive (this is the same directory where the Metalogix SharePoint Extensions Web Service files are). Below are some examples of the typical directory location of the ML folder, depending on SharePoint product version and configuration:

·SharePoint 2007: - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\isapi\ML

·SharePoint 2010: - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\isapi\ML

·SharePoint 2013: - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\15\isapi\ML

·SharePoint 2016: - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\isapi\ML

·SharePoint 2019:-  C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\isapi\ML

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