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 source Exchange organization.
This section provides a short overview of the main steps that should be performed to set up your target Exchange
Setting up the target Exchange
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:
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 public folder synchronization, the following additional steps are required:
Prepare agent host for public folder synchronization agents
Configure administrator mailboxes for public folder synchronization
For more details, see Preparing the Target Exchange Environment for Exchange Migration.
On this step you should set up the connection with the source Exchange organization using SMTP connectors. This task consists of three subtasks given below:
For more details, see Setting Up Connection with the Source Exchange Organization Using SMTP Connectors.
Caution: Any computer that does not meet the requirements should be upgraded before installing Migration Manager for Exchange components.
Migration Manager for Exchange uses the following Exchange-specific agents involved in the process of migration to Exchange
Agents work on agent host servers. Agent host is a stand-alone server. It can be located in another forest.
Note: Agent hosts for mail and public folder synchronization must be different as additional software required for MAgE and for PFSA/PFTA to perform those synchronization types cannot be installed on the same computer.
For detailed information about system requirements for agent hosts, see the Exchange Migration Agents section of the System Requirements and Access Rights.
This section describes requirements for accounts working with the target Exchange servers. Migration Manager for Exchange allows you to use different administrative accounts for different purposes. Exchange data is migrated by Migration Manager for Exchange agents, which use the following accounts:
For more details, see Setting Up the Target Active Directory Synchronization Account.
For more details, see Setting Up the Target Exchange Account.
For more details, see Setting Up the Target Active Directory Account.
For more details, see Setting Up Target Agent Host Account.