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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

Setting Up Target Agent Host Account

This section describes how to set the required permissions for the Target Agent Host Account used by Migration Manager for Exchange agents. This account is used to install and run Migration Manager for Exchange agents on the target agent host and to access the license server. The required privileges for the Target 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.
  • 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.

NOTE: Active Directory and Exchange accounts for mailbox or calendar synchronization and for public folder synchronization are set separately, and therefore may be different.

To set up the Target 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 Target Agent Host Account setup.

Changing the Default Target Agent Host Account

Caution: This section is relevant to the public folder synchronization only. Target Agent Host Account for mailbox or calendar synchronization is specified during corresponding job configuration.

The default Target Agent 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. For that, go to the Agent Management node in the Migration Manager for Exchange Console, and use properties of the corresponding agent host server.

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

Granting Membership in the Local Administrators Group

The Target Agent Host Account should be a member of the local Administrators group on the agent host server and 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 Target Agents 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 Target Agent Host Account (in our example, QMM_Trg_AH).
  5. Close the dialog boxes by clicking OK.

Preparing the Target 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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