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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16.1 - Release Notes

Quest® Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16.1

Quest® Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16.1

These release notes provide information about the Quest® Migrator for Notes to Exchange (MNE) release.

About Migrator for Notes to Exchange

Migrator for Notes to Exchange (MNE) is a set of coordinated software applications designed to facilitate a variety of migration strategies for organizations moving from a Domino server with Notes clients, to a Microsoft Exchange environment with Outlook clients. MNE can migrate either to a proprietary Exchange environment, or to a hosted Exchange service such as Microsoft Office 365.

MNE 4.16.1 is a minor release, with enhanced features and functionality. See the Enhancements and Resolved issues sections that follow.

New features

The following new features are available in this release:

When you are migrating messages to an Office 365 target, you can now migrate oversized attachments to the Microsoft OneDrive store associated with the user mailbox. Oversized attachments are defined using the maximum size limit for attachments that is set in the Data Migration Wizard (or in the SSDM) on the Select Date and Size Filters screen.

You must register the Migrator for Notes to Exchange application with the Microsoft Azure portal and grant necessary permissions to allow the attachments to be migrated to OneDrive. For more information, see the Microsoft Azure AD Application Registration section in chapter 1 of the MNE Administration Guide and the [Exchange] MigrateOversizedAttachments parameter in the MNE Program Parameters Reference Guide. (174360, 174827)

A new Powershell cmdlet called Initialize-MNEOneDriveUserCollection is introduced to the Quest.MNE.PowerShell module to provision a user's OneDrive store before migration of user data to an Office 365 target. The cmdlet is useful when you enable the feature for migration of oversized attachments to OneDrive.

By default, the first time that users browse to OneDrive, their OneDrive store is automatically provisioned. In most cases, it is impossible to require that all users in a user collection log in and browse to OneDrive so that their OneDrive store is provisioned and ready. The new cmdlet is used to provision the OneDrive store associated with each user in a user collection so that all the required OneDrive stores are provisioned in advance of the migration.

MNE uses a Notes RTF (rich text format) exporter to export Notes RTF to Microsoft RTF when migrating an RTF message body. MNE now supports converting the Notes RTF format to HTML. By default, this feature is disabled. You can enable the feature using the following new parameter: [Exchange] MigrateRtfToHtml. (194667, 111669)

Previously, MNE might encounter performance issues when using the Notes RTF exporter to export Notes RTF to Microsoft RTF. Also, MNE would extract embedded images and convert the images to DIB (device independent bitmap) format since OWA does not support RTF. The DIB format could cause the image file size to become very large. If you have encountered these issues, you might want to enable this feature to convert RTF to HTML.

The new feature has the following limitations:

The new feature only supports Memo type for the Notes client. For details see the following support article. If MNE fails to convert Notes RTF to HTML,MNE will attempt to export Notes RTF to Microsoft RTF.

The following parameters are removed or added to Migrator for Notes to Exchange in this release.

The following new parameters are added:


Table 1. Enhancements

MNE now supports migrating from Domino server 11 using the Notes client 11.


You can now configure automatic messages (notifications) that are sent to a migration administrator, or to a migration team, that provide a summary of the migration results. The message can include an attachment that contains the migration statistics for each user in a collection and/or a list of deferred Notes mail that was scheduled to be sent at a future date. For more information, see the section titled “Configure Migration Notification Messages” in the MNE Administration Guide.


A new Deferred Email Report button is added to the Task Completed screen in the Data Migration Wizard. This button appears only when a migration included Notes messages that were scheduled to be delivered on a future date and MNE generated a deferred email report file named DeferredEmails.tsv in the shared log folder. Click the button to view the report.


A new parameter named [Exchange] AdminAcctPoolUserNamePrefix is added to allow you to specify an account name prefix for accounts created by the Office 365 Admin Account Pool utility. The prefix is used with the number sequence suffix to specify the pool account names. The new parameter allows you to create accounts that are not linked in to the name of the current Office 365 admin user so that if the Office 365 admin user is changed, the accounts in the MNE Admin Account Pool are not affected.


A new parameter named [ArchiveData] RecordOriginalFolderNameAsKeyword is added to allow you, when migrating archives to a different target folder, to set whether the wizard will add a keyword to the migrated archive message that identifies the message’s original folder name.


Improvements are made to the migration of messages to Office 365 where messages with multiple attachments have a total message size that is over the maximum message size limit. New parameters allow you to have the oversized attachments migrated to the Office 365 OneDrive store that is owned by the mailbox user. For details, see the [Exchange] MigrateOversizedAttachments and [General] ApplicationClientId parameters in the MNE Program Parameters Guide.


Previously, any large attachments in Outlook 2016 messages being migrated to Office 365 that were over the size limit were stripped out from the message. Now you have the option of migrating the large attachments to Office 365 OneDrive. For details, see the [Exchange] MigrateOversizedAttachments and [Exchange] AzureApplicationClientId parameters in the MNE Program Parameters Guide.



When migrating to Office 365, you can now specify the OneDrive folder path associated with a user mailbox to which oversize attachments should be uploaded. For details, see the [Exchange] OversizedAttachmentsTargetFolderPath parameter in the MNE Program Parameters Guide.


You can now automatically configure the required permissions for the Exchange administrator account for an on-premises Exchange or Office 365 target using the MNE console (Notes Migration Manager). When you select the Automatically grant permissions check box on the Exchange Server configuration screen, and the target is on-premises, MNE grants Receive-As permission on the mailbox database container. A new parameter [Exchange] AddReceiveAsPermission is added. Previously, you had to grant the permission on a mailbox database through a PowerShell command. Now you can grant permissions automatically using the Notes Migration Manager.

When the target is Office 365, MNE checks to see if the Migration Account (or assigned Admin Pool account) has Full Access permission on the target mailbox. If it does not, MNE temporarily grants Full Access permission for the duration of the migration. This feature corresponds to the existing parameter [Exchange] AddFullAccessPermission. However, the recommended method is to use the PowerShell cmdlet to grant Full Access (clearing the check box) before a migration.


On the Active Directory configuration page, if the check box Automatically grant permissions is selected, MNE not only adds the account as a member of the Exchange Organization Management role group and enables remote PowerShell, but also grants the account Full Control to the root container of the Organizational Units (OU).


A new Address Issues Report button is added to the Task Completed screen in the Directory Export Wizard. This button appears only if any address is auto-resolved by MNE and a TSV file is created during running Directory Export. A new parameter named [DirectoryExport] CreateTsvForAutoResolvedAddresses allows you to control whether a .TSV file that lists any auto-resolved addresses is created. Previously, the auto- resolved addresses were stored only in the MNE database. Now MNE can export the addresses to a .TSV file and display a button so you can open the file and confirm the addresses.


A new parameter [DirectoryExport] ResolveStaleAliases allows you to clear stale secondary addresses generated during the Directory Export. Set [DirectoryExport] ResolveStaleAliases=1 to tell the Directory Export Wizard to replace stale secondary addresses with the latest address for each user to accommodate Domino directory updates during the transition.


A new option (Automatically grant permissions check box) on the Active Directory configuration page in the Notes Migration Manager allows you to automatically grant permissions to a specified AD administrative account. If the check box is selected, MNE adds the account as a member of the Exchange Organization Management role group and enables remote PowerShell.


Modifications are made to the [Exchange] ExtractEmbeddedImages and the [Exchange] MaxExtractedImageArea parameters to better support the new feature that allows oversized inline attachments to be migrated to OneDrive for migrations to Office 365.


A new parameter called [ArchiveData] UseSpecialArchiveFolder is added to allow you, when migrating an archive to the primary mailbox, to migrate the archive directly to the special Archive folder. By default the parameter is set to 1, meaning the wizard will migrate archives to the special Archive folder if the folder exists in the target mailbox (primary or archive depending on migration settings). The parameter works with UsePseudoRoot as well to determine whether special Archive folder is involved with pseudo root folder or not. (The parameter was added in 4.16.0 but was not mentioned in the 4.16.0 Release Notes).


A new parameter called [Exchange] AllowO365MailboxMaxMessageSize is added to allow you to override the message size restrictions set for an Exchange Online mailbox during a migration and use the maximum limit allowed for the target mailbox. MNE restores the original message size restrictions at the end of the migration.


MNE now supports the Microsoft OLE DB Driver for SQL Server for all Exchange versions. The SQL Server Native Client has been deprecated by Microsoft.


MNE now supports the Microsoft Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module when using modern authentication to connect to Office 365 using remote PowerShell. For information about installing the module, see To install Exchange Online Remote PowerShell V2 Module.


MNE now supports converting Notes RTF format to HTML when migrating an RTF message body. For details, see Converting Notes RTF to HTML format.



MNE now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019.


MNE now supports Microsoft Windows 10.


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