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Migration Manager for Exchange 8.15 - Source Exchange 2013 Environment Preparation

Source Exchange 2013 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 Agent Host Account

This section describes how to set the required permissions for the Source Agent Host Account used by Migration Agent for Exchange (MAgE) instances. The required privileges for the Source Agent Host Account are as follows:

  • Local Administrator permissions on the agent host server where the corresponding MAgE instance is installed.
  • The db_owner role on the SQL server where the database resides
  • 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.

To set up the Source 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 Source 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

Granting Membership in the Local Administrators Group

The Agent Host Account should be a member of the local Administrators group on the agent host server.

To add the Agent Host 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 Source Agent Host Account.
  5. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

Granting db_owner Role on SQL Server

To grant the db_owner role on the SQL Server for the Agent Host Account, take the following steps:

  1. In SQL Server Management Studio, browse to the server that will be used by Migration Manager for Exchange, and select Logins from the server Security node.
  2. Right-click Logins and click New Login.
  3. On the General page of the Login - New dialog box, specify the account in the Login name field and select the Windows Authentication method.
  4. On the User Mapping page of the Login - New dialog box, select the migration project database and then select db_owner database role for that database.
  5. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.
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