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Migration Manager for Exchange 8.14 - Target Exchange 2016 Environment Preparation

Target Exchange 2016 Environment Preparation
Preparation Overview Checking System Requirements Setting Up Accounts and Required Permissions Preparing the Target Exchange Environment for Exchange Migration Setting Up Connection with the Source Exchange Organization Using SMTP Connectors

Granting Read Permission for Microsoft Exchange Container

To grant this permission to an account, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Start menu, select Run. In the Run dialog box, type ADSIEdit.msc. Click OK.
  2. In the ADSIEdit snap-in, open the CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=<…>,DC=<…> container.

  3. Right-click the Microsoft Exchange container and select Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.
  5. On the Security tab, click Add and select the account to which you wish to assign permissions.
  6. Select the account name, and then enable the Allow option for the Read permission in the Permissions box.
  7. Click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, select the account you specified on step 5 and click Edit.
  8. In the Permission Entry dialog box, select This object and all child (descendant) objects from the Apply onto drop-down list.
  9. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

Granting Full Control on Mailbox Database

To grant the Full Control permission on a mailbox database to the <User> (in our example, LA\JohnSmith), run the following cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell:

Get-MailboxDatabase | Add-ADPermission -User LA\JohnSmith -AccessRights GenericAll -ExtendedRights Receive-As

Granting Membership in Local Administrators Group

To add an account to the local Administrators group on a server, perform the following:

  1. Open the Computer Management snap-in (Click Start | Run, enter compmgmt.msc and then click OK).
  2. In the left pane click System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Groups.
  3. Right-click the Administrators group and click Add to Group.
  4. Click Add and select the account.
  5. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

Granting Move Mailboxes Management Role

To grant the Move Mailboxes management role to the <User> (in our example, LA\JohnSmith), run the following cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "Move Mailboxes" -User LA\JohnSmith

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