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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16.1 - Administration Guide

About the Migrator for Notes to Exchange documentation Notes Migration Manager NABS Discovery Wizard Internet Domains Discovery Wizard Directory Export Wizard Collection Wizard Groups Provisioning Wizard Notes Data Locator Wizard Provisioning Wizard Send PAB Replicator Wizard Data Migration Wizard SSDM Statistics Collection Wizard The Log Viewer Using the Qsched.exe task-scheduling utility SSDM Scheduling Administration utility Office 365 Admin Account Pool utility PowerShell cmdlets for Migrator for Notes to Exchange Appendix A: How do I ...?
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About wizards and tasks

A migration process is a sequence of tasks to be performed, usually in a particular order. The process instructions in the Migrator for Notes to Exchange Scenarios Guide (chapters 2 and 3) illustrate how some migration tasks are performed by Migrator for Notes to Exchange, while others are performed manually or using other applications.

A wizard is a component application of Notes Migration Manager—specialized to perform a particular task such as exporting directory data, provisioning groups in Active Directory (AD), or defining a task to be run at another time. The Notes Migration Manager contains 10 wizards that perform or facilitate various steps or aspects of an overall migration process.

For example, the Notes Migration Manager includes the Data Migration Wizard that can migrate data for the users in a specific user collection, and also performs related administrative functions in Notes and Exchange. You can configure the wizard to mailbox-enable existing AD accounts, to set and remove mail forwarding, and so on. A task is a defined combination of functions with set parameters that dictate how the functions are performed.

All Notes Migration Manager wizards define tasks and all wizards can perform their tasks as soon as they are defined. Some wizards can schedule tasks to run at a later time or date, or to run at a recurring series of dates and times.

The following wizards are launched from the Notes Migration Manager:

NAB Discovery Wizard: Searches the Notes/Domino server to locate all Notes NABs (Name and Address Books). The Directory Export Wizard and Internet Domains Discovery Wizard extract critical directory information from the NABs which is read by the MNE provisioning and migration wizards so that they can perform their tasks.
Internet Domains Discovery Wizard: Extracts all the Internet domains it finds within the Notes NABs (Name and Address Books) that were located by the NAB Discovery Wizard. The domains are used to generate address aliases for all users so that Exchange can recognize and correctly route mail sent to the user old addresses.
Directory Export Wizard: Gathers user information from the Domino server to create the SQL Server data tables that provide critical input data to the MNE provisioning and migration wizards.
Collection Wizard: Used to define the member contents of user and group collections. Provisioning, migration, and other functions are applied to collections of users and groups, and the Collection Wizard is where you create the collections. You can add members to a collection by selecting objects from Active Directory or by importing the contents of a .tsv (tab-separated-value) file, or both.
Groups Provisioning Wizard: Defines a task that provisions the distribution groups (creates group objects) within Active Directory from a designated group collection, and schedules the task to run at a particular time, or at a series of recurring times.
Notes Data Locator Wizard: Defines a task that locates the data files in the Notes source for a specific user collection, or gathers statistics from previously located data stores, and schedules the task to run at a particular time or at a series of recurring times.
Provisioning Wizard: Provisions objects in local Active Directory from Notes user data previously exported from Domino to the MNE SQL database. The Provisioning Wizard consolidates any duplicate objects in AD by merging information from Exchange contacts (generated by a directory update, typically using the Quest CMN Directory Connector) into corresponding user AD accounts, and deleting the contacts, to leave a single mail-enabled security object per user.
Send PAB Replicator Wizard: Sends a special email form to users in a particular user collection that lets the users copy their PABs (personal address books) to a centralized Notes server directory, from which the Data Migration Wizard can find them and migrate them.
Data Migration Wizard: Defines a task to perform some combination of the following functions for users in a collection:
Self-Service Desktop Migration Statistics Collection Wizard: Gathers migration statistics written by the Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM) and loads the data to the SQL database to help you track the progress of the migration project.

About Migrator for Notes to Exchange statistics

The Notes Migration Manager and several of the MNE wizards report data statistics from the Notes environment such as sizes of message stores, data volumes migrated, and so on. The statistics, and corresponding throughput, that are reported are based on uncompressed data sizes as provided by the Notes APIs. The APIs extract the data in a compressed format and subsequently provide the data to MNE in an uncompressed state. As a result, the data amounts reported by MNE are likely higher than the numbers observed natively in Notes or the volumes transferred over the network to the migration servers.

Notes Migration Manager navigation drawer

The MNE console navigation drawer in the top right corner contains the following options.

Click Global Default Settings to export the default program-configuration information from the SQL database to a text-only format and to launch Windows Notepad to view and edit the file. For information and procedural instructions, see Appendix A: How Do I Add or Edit Program Parameters?

In Notepad, the settings look like the contents of an INI file but are saved as a part of the SQL database. When you close Notepad, Notes Migration Manager copies the new parameter values to the SQL database.

NOTE: Editing the Global Default Settings does not change any program configuration for previously created tasks. Wizards retrieve Global Default Settings only as they create tasks, not when they run tasks.

After a software upgrade to 4.16.1, the navigation drawer contains the Upgrade Templates option. Click to upgrade all the full templates in the database to differential templates. A full template does not pick up new Global Default settings after it is created. A differential template can pick up new Global Default settings.

If you do not upgrade all full templates in the database to differential templates during the MNE console start up, you can still select Upgrade Templates from the MNE navigation drawer to upgrade them. After that, the Upgrade Templates item is removed from the MNE navigation drawer.

Opens a dialog box on which you can change the number of minutes of inactivity the Data Migration Wizard waits in a program run before concluding that a process has encountered a fatal error and ends the process. Set the Minutes parameter to your preferred value and click OK.

For migration to a local Exchange server (not Office 365), shorter and higher-quality transmission paths make timeouts less common so the default value of 15 is suitable for most circumstances.

For migration to Office 365, more process timeouts are typically generated and this can become problematic if you are migrating large numbers of large messages (usually due to large attachments). The Data Migration Wizard may even end its run if it encounters too many timeouts. You might want to set the timeout Minutes value to 30 for an Office 365 migration to handle less robust transmission paths.

A toggle setting that determines if the wizards allow you to edit Task Parameters—configuration parameters that are specific to the current task—from within the wizard, without changing the Global Default Settings. For information and procedural instructions, see Appendix A: How Do I Add or Edit Program Parameters?

The wizard lets you view, edit, and save the parameters pertaining to the task via Notepad as if you were editing the Global Default Settings using the File menu. However, any changes you enter in a wizard apply only to the single task being created. Use this feature only if you need to make changes to the configuration of a specific task as recommended by Quest Support staff or the product documentation.

Launches the Log Viewer, a program that helps you view and interpret the program log files written by most Quest applications. When launched from this menu, the Log Viewer opens the log file for Notes Migration Manager.

Opens a browser window to visit the Quest support website and the Migrator for Notes to Exchange and Coexistence manager for Notes community, an interactive community dedicated to issues relating to:

The community is designed to foster collaboration between Quest Migration experts and users. This community is a place where you can:

You can browse around the forums and the library, but to take full advantage of the community, post new threads, respond to messages from others, rate our documents and downloads, you must become a registered member. If you already have a Quest account or are a member of another Quest community, log in. The Login and Register features are both available from links in the top-left corner of the page.

Opens a browser window to visit the Quest support web site showing all available versions of the Migrator for Notes to Exchange product, where you can optionally download a later version.

Displays a dialog with information about your Migrator for Notes to Exchange installation, including version information and details about your license. You can view and update license information here.

Project management features

These screens permit configuration of project-wide features and options:

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