Follow the steps that are described in the Preparation Checklist topic to prepare your Exchange 2003 organization and its environment for Exchange migration process conducted by Migration Manager for Exchange.
NOTE: This section contains information about preparing both source and target Exchange 2003 organizations.
The following terms denote source and target Exchange 2003 environment servers and accounts, depending on the environment you are setting up using this guide.
|Term||Source Environment||Target Environment|
|Exchange 2003 server||Source Exchange 2003 server||Target Exchange 2003 server|
|Active Directory Synchronization Account||Source Active Directory Synchronization Account||Target Active Directory Synchronization Account|
|Exchange Account||Source Exchange Account||Target Exchange Account|
|Active Directory Account||Source Active Directory Account||Target Active Directory Account|
|Agent Host Account||Source Agent Host Account||Target Agent Host Account|
This section provides a short overview of the main steps that should be performed to set up your Exchange 2003 organization and its environment for migration using Migration Manager for Exchange.
Setting up the Exchange 2003 organization consists of four main steps:
On this step make sure that your environment meets the minimal system requirements for Migration Manager for Exchange agents. For more details, see Checking System Requirements.
On this step you should set up the accounts and required permissions for Exchange migration. There are four main types of accounts used by Migration Manager for Exchange agents:
NOTE: Throughout this guide each account is meant to be source or target regarding to the environment being set up.
You can simplify the setup by using a single account for all Migration Manager for Exchange processes. This account should have the permissions that are required for Migration Manager for Exchange console and all agents on every server that is involved in the migration.
For more details, see Setting Up Accounts and Required Permissions.
On this step you should perform common environment preparations:
For more details, see Preparing the Exchange Environment for Exchange Migration.
On this step you should set up the connection between the source and the target Exchange organization using SMTP connectors. This task consists of five subtasks given below:
For more details, see Connecting the Source and Target Exchange Organizations Using SMTP Connectors.
This checklist will help you set up your Exchange 2003 organization and its environment properly. Make sure you have done all the steps below before completing the preparation.
|□||Check the system requirements|
|□||Set up the Active Directory Synchronization Account|
|□||Set up the Exchange Account|
|□||Set up the Active Directory Account|
|□||Set up the Agent Host Account|
|□||Back up Exchange|
|□||Create the Aelita EMW Recycle Bin public folder (optional)|
|□||Create administrator mailboxes for public folder and free/busy synchronization|
|□||Create administrator mailboxes for mailbox and calendar synchronization (optional)|
Configure the NSPI connection limit
|□||Set up the SMTP connectors|
|□||Force Exchange to accept redirected mail as inbound mail|
|□||Modify name resolution parameters on the bridgehead servers in Exchange|
|□||Configure DNS servers for mail forwarding|
|□||Test the SMTP connectors (optional)|
Before starting the preparation of the Exchange 2003 organization and its environment, make sure that you have the privileges to grant all of the following permissions to accounts.
NOTE: The list of permissions given below contains all required permissions for the accounts. However some of the permissions can be replaced with their equivalents. For more information, see the corresponding steps for each account.