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Migration Manager for Exchange 8.15 - Target Exchange 2013 Environment Preparation

Target Exchange 2013 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

Changing Default Exchange Account

The default Exchange Account (initially displayed on the Connection page of the Exchange server Properties) is set when you add the source or target organization to the 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 Exchange Account by clicking Modify on the General | Connection page in the properties of the corresponding server in the Migration Manager for Exchange Console.

Mailbox and calendar synchronization

The default Exchange Account for mailbox and calendar synchronization is specified when you create a corresponding synchronization job. To change it, use properties of the corresponding mailbox or calendar synchronization job.

Public folder synchronization

The default Exchange Account for public folder synchronization (initially displayed on the Connection page of the Exchange server Properties) is set when you add the source or target organization to the 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 Exchange Account for public folder synchronization by clicking Modify on the General | Connection page in the properties of the corresponding server in the Migration Manager for Exchange Console.

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

Granting Read Access to Active Directory Domain

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

  1. In the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in, right-click the domain name, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Security tab, click Add and select the account.
  3. Select the account, and then check the Allow box for the Read permission in the Permissions box.
  4. Click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Security Settings dialog box, select the account you specified on step 2, and click Edit.
  5. In the Permission Entry dialog box, select This object and all descendant (child) objects from the Apply to drop-down list.
  6. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

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

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