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Migration Manager for Exchange 8.15 - Source Exchange 2010 Environment Preparation

Source Exchange 2010 Environment Preparation
Preparation Overview Checking System Requirements Setting Up Accounts and Required Permissions Preparing the Source Exchange Environment for Exchange Migration Setting Up Connection with the Target Exchange Organization Using SMTP Connectors

Setting Up Source/Target Agent Host Account

Setting Up the Agent Host Account

This section describes how to set the required permissions for the Agent Host Account used by Migration Manager for Exchange agents. This account is used to install and run Migration Manager for Exchange agents on agent hosts and to access the license server. The required privileges for the Agent Host Account are as follows:

  • Membership in the local Administrators group on the license server (unless alternative credentials are used for the license server). If server is located in another trusted forest, the account should have local Administrator permissions on the license server
  • Local Administrator permissions on the agent host server.
  • Permission to create, read and write SCP in domain where agent host resides. The SCP object is located in the CN=Exchange Migration Project,CN=QmmEx,CN=Migration Manager,CN=Quest Software,CN=System,DC=eternity,DC=<...> ,DC=<...> Active Directory container.
  • The db_owner role on the SQL server where the database resides. Note that this permission is required if you use Windows authentication option for connecting to SQL Server.

NOTE: By default each Exchange server is an agent host for itself. If you use the default agent host then to simplify the account setup process, you can grant these permissions to the Exchange Account and use it instead of the Agent Host Account.

To set up the Agent Host Account, perform the steps described in the related subtopics.

nOTE: Note that the steps are given only as an example of a possible Agent Host Account setup.

Changing the Default Source Agent Host Account

The default Source Agents Host Account (initially displayed on the Default Agent Host page of the Exchange server Properties) is set when you add the source organization to migration project (see the Registering Source and Target Organizations section of the Migration Manager for Exchange User Guide for details).

If necessary, you can change the default Source Agent Host Account by clicking Modify on the General | Default Agent Host page of the corresponding source server properties in the Migration Manager for Exchange Console.

To go on using the default Source Agent Host Account for Exchange migration, grant the permissions required for Exchange migration to this account (see the next steps).

Granting Membership in the Local Administrators Group on the License Server

The Source Agent Host Account should be a member of the local Administrators group on the license server (unless alternative credentials are used for the license server).

Caution:

  • If license server is a domain controller, the account should be added to the domain local Administrators group of the domain.
  • Local Administrator permissions are required on the license server if this license server is located in another trusted forest.

To add the Source Agents Host Account to the local Administrators group on the license 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 Source Agent Host Account (in our example, QMM_Src_AH).
  5. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

Preparing the Source Exchange Environment for Exchange Migration

Perform the steps described in the related subtopics to ensure that your Exchange environment is ready for migration:

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