Follow the steps that are described in the Preparation Overview topic to prepare your Exchange
On some of steps you may need to coordinate the setup process with the administrator of the target Exchange organization.
This section provides a short overview of the main steps that should be performed to set up your source Exchange
Setting up the source Exchange
On this step make sure that your environment meets the minimal system requirements for Migration Agent for Exchange. 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:
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 mailbox and calendar synchronizations:
On this step you should perform common environment preparations for public folder synchronization:
For more details, see Preparing the Source Exchange Environment for Exchange Migration.
On this step you should set up the connection with the target Exchange organization using SMTP connectors. This task consists of three subtasks given below:
For more details, see Setting Up Connection with the Target Exchange Organization Using SMTP Connectors.
This checklist will help you set up your source Exchange 2013 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 Source Active Directory Synchronization Account|
|□||Set up the Source Exchange Account|
|□||Set up the Source Active Directory Account|
|□||Set up the Source Agent Host Account|
|□||Back up Exchange|
|□||Create Aelita EMW Recycle Bin public folder (optional)|
|□||Install Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 version 6.5.8353.0 or later on agent hosts|
|□||Configure administrator mailboxes for public folder synchronization|
|□||Prepare public folder mailboxes for public folder synchronization|
Create custom throttling policies
Configure the NSPI connection limit
|□||Set Exchange Autodiscover URL (Optional)|
|□||Set up the source Exchange organization for Internet mail flow between source and target Exchange organizations|
|□||Configure the source DNS server for mail forwarding|
|□||Test the SMTP connectors (optional)|
Before starting the preparation of the source Exchange 2013 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.
Full Control permission on Exchange 2013 mailboxes
Membership in the local Administrators group on all source Exchange servers involved in the public folder synchronization. If a server is a domain controller, the account should be added to the domain local Administrators group of the domain.
Write permission on the Microsoft Exchange System Objects organizational unit in all domains in which source Exchange 2013 servers involved in public folder synchronization reside