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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.15.2 - Pre-Migration Planning Guide

About the Migrator for Notes to Exchange documentation Introduction Critical considerations Other strategic planning issues Appendix A: Known limitations of the migration process

Understanding key differences between Notes/Domino and AD/Exchange

The fundamental architecture and functionality are different between Notes/Domino and AD/Exchange. Migration planners should understand these significant differences between the two environments:

It is inevitable in any migration that some features or data elements in the source environment have no comparable counterparts in the target environment, and Notes-to-Exchange migrations are no exception. Appendix A of this Guide provides a list of these Appendix A: Known limitations of the migration process.

Configuration requirements and account permissions

IMPORTANT: Basic hardware and software requirements for Migrator for Notes to Exchange are documented in the Release Notes that accompany every release. Make sure that your environment meets (or will meet) those requirements before you install Migrator for Notes to Exchange. Migrator for Notes to Exchange also requires certain configuration details, considerations and account permissions — in addition to the basic requirements documented in the Release Notes.

All machines must have network access.

Make sure that your environment meets (or will meet) these configuration requirements before you install Migrator for Notes to Exchange.

Lotus Domino server(s) configuration

An account must be defined with admin rights to the Domino server. Use the admin account created by Notes/Domino upon installation, or create a new account and add it to the LocalDomainAdmins group.

End-user desktop configuration for Notes client

If you will use Migrator for Notes to Exchange’s SSDM to migrate from Lotus Live:

1
Click the Apps drop-down from the menu bar and select Downloads and Setup.
2
Under the IBM SmartCloud Notes section, select View IBM SmartCloud Notes options.
3
On the Welcome to IBM SmartCloud Notes page, select the option With IBM Notes client (to open a download page), and then click the Download button.
This downloaded file will configure your Notes client to work with Lotus Live, and will generate a user.id file (in the Notes\data directory), which can be used with Migrator for Notes to Exchange’s SSDM. Open the downloaded NSF with your Notes client and confirm you want to Join SmartCloud Notes. You may then use the SSDM normally.
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