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Migration Manager for Exchange 8.15 - Target Exchange 2010 Environment Preparation (MAgE)

Target Exchange 2010 Environment Preparation (MAgE)
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

Changing the Default Target Agent Host Account

The default Target Agents Host Account (initially displayed on the Default Agent Host page of the Exchange server Properties) is set when you add the target 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 Target Agent Host Account by clicking Modify on the General | Default Agent Host page of the corresponding target server properties in the Migration Manager for Exchange Console.

To go on using the default Target 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 Target 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 Agent 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 Target Agent Host Account (in our example, QMM_Src_AH).
  5. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

Granting SCP Create, Read and Write Permissions

Grant the Agent Host Account permissions to Create, Read and Write Service Connection Point (SCP) object located in the CN=Exchange Migration Project,CN=QmmEx,CN=Migration Manager,CN=Quest Software,CN=System,DC=eternity,DC=<...>,DC=<...> container:

  1. From the Start menu, select Run. In the Run dialog box, type ADSIEdit.msc. Click OK.

    NOTE: If you have a Windows 2003 domain controller, the ADSIEdit utility, which is part of the Windows 2003 Support Tools, may not be installed. In this case install the Support Tools by running the Support\Tools\Suptools.msi file located on the Windows 2003 CD.

  2. In the ADSIEdit snap-in, open the CN=Exchange Migration Project,CN=QmmEx,CN=Migration Manager,CN=Quest Software,CN=System,DC=eternity,DC=<...>,DC=<...> container
  3. Right-click the SCP object and click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Security tab.
  5. On the Security tab, click Advanced.
  6. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, click Add.
  7. In the Select User, Computer, or Group (or similar) dialog box, select the administrative account and click OK.
  8. In the Permission Entry for dialog box, select This object and all descendant (child) objects from the Apply onto drop-down list.
  9. Allow Create, Readand Write permissions for the Agent Host Account.
  10. 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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