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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16.3 - Quick Start Guide

Product components

All the features of Migrator for Notes to Exchange are contained within these primary components:

Notes Migration Manager: The central console application that coordinates most administrator-driven tasks and features. The Notes Migration Manager contains an assortment of specialized component applications, called wizards (described in the following text), to facilitate particular program features. In addition to its wizards, the Notes Migration Manager helps you monitor and manage most of the information pertaining to a migration project: program defaults and server access credentials, the locations of Notes source data, exported Domino data, and migration statistics that track the status of a migration project.
Notes Migration Scheduling Application: A separate command-line application that runs scheduled tasks. The program checks the SQL Server database to see whether any tasks have been scheduled to run since the last check, and runs any such tasks.
Microsoft 365 Account Pooling Utility: A utility that helps a migration administrator manage a pooled collection of Microsoft 365 administrator accounts to handle Microsoft-imposed throttling limits that dramatically slow data transmissions to Microsoft 365. Since the Microsoft throttling limitations are applied per admin account, this utility coordinates multiple admin accounts to run simultaneously, to multiply the throttled throughput rate by the number of accounts in the pool.
Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM): A separate application that end users can run (one user at a time) to migrate their own mail, PABs and archives. (An administrator may also run this Desktop Migrator on behalf of an end user, running under the user’s credentials.)
The SSDM user interface is available in English and French. The SSDM User Guide is available in English, French and Japanese. By default, the SSDM interface and help are displayed in the language specified in the operating system settings (language and locale). You can use the DisplayLanguage parameter to specify a language.
SSDM Scheduling Administration Utility: A utility that lets an administrator regulate end user use of the Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM) to avoid processing bottlenecks that might occur if too many users tried to use the SSDM simultaneously.
Log File Viewer: Simplifies the viewing and interpretation of program log files, which are generated by most MNE components to document process errors and warnings.

The wizards that can be launched from Notes Migration Manager:

NABs 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 are read by the MNE provisioning and migration wizards so they can perform their tasks.
Internet Domains Discovery Wizard: Extracts all Internet domains it finds within the Notes NABs (Name and Address Books) that were found by the NABs Discovery Wizard. These domains are used to generate address aliases for all users so that Exchange can recognize and correctly route mail sent to users' old addresses.
Directory Export Wizard: Gathers user information from the Domino servers to create SQL Server data tables that provide critical input data to the MNE provisioning and migration wizards. You can have the wizard to perform the export task immediately following its configuration, or the you can schedule the task to run at a later time.
Collection Wizard: Lets you define the members of user and group collections. Provisioning, migration, and other features are applied to collections of users and groups, and the Collection Wizard defines these collections. You can add members to a collection by selecting objects from the SQL Server database, or by importing the contents of a .tsv (tab-separated-values format) file, or both.
Groups Provisioning Wizard: Defines a task that provisions distribution groups (create group objects) to Active Directory or Microsoft 365 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 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 into Active Directory, and consolidates any duplicate AD objects by merging information from Exchange contacts (generated by a directory synchronization) into corresponding users’ AD accounts, and deletes the contacts, to create a single mail-enabled security object per user in AD. (In a typical coexistence strategy, the Quest CMN Directory Connector generates Exchange contacts when updating directories.)
Send PAB Replicator Wizard: Sends a special email form to users within a user collection that lets them copy all their PABs (personal address books) to a centralized Notes server directory, where the Data Migration Wizard can find them and migrate them.
Data Migration Wizard: Defines a task that can, for users within a user collection:
Self-Service Desktop Migration Statistics Collection Wizard: Gathers migration statistics written by the MNE Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM) and loads the data into the SQL Server database to help you track the progress of the migration project. The wizard can perform the data-gathering task immediately following its configuration, or you can schedule the task to run at a later time.

Getting started

Upgrade considerations

There is no need to remove a previous version before installing a new version. An MNE upgrade installation and setup are fully automated, and preserves any data already migrated by an earlier version so that you can resume the migration process from wherever you left off with the previous version.

IMPORTANT: The upgrade process backs up your existing pabreplicator.nsf, attrs.tsv, msgtypes.tsv, NMEPSErrorFile.xml, wte_template.htm, ybm_template.htm and ynma_template.html files and copies them to the target installation folder.

Installing Migrator for Notes to Exchange

Download the Migrator for Notes to Exchange self-extracting application (.exe) file from the website and copy the file into an installation folder. Double-click the file to extract the contents.
Double-click on Autorun.exe to start the Autorun utility.
The Autorun utility is launched where you can browse product information including the Prerequisites and all MNE Documentation before installing the product.
Verify that your environment conforms to the system requirements specified in the MNE Release Notes, and the Configuration requirements and account permissions specified in chapter 1 of the Pre-Migration Planning Guide. Several of the required third-party components can be downloaded from links on the Autorun Prerequisites tab.
Select the Migrator for Notes to Exchange product name and click Next.

If you do not have the Microsoft OLE DB Driver installed, you can click Download in the Autorun utility to download the software.

You can also run the checker independently from your Windows Start menu, in the Quest | Migrator for Notes to Exchange group. The Prerequisites Checker log file is located at the following path: %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Quest\Prerequisites Checker.

Click Finish to complete the installation.
The MNE Installer exits, and returns you to the Autorun utility on the Install tab. If you have selected the Prerequisites Checker check box, that wizard runs (in a separate window).
When you are finished browsing other Autorun tabs, click the Close box ([X] in the top-right corner) to close the Autorun utility.

See Licensing Migrator for Notes to Exchange before trying to configure or run any MNE component.

NOTE: Locale-specific configuration: If you are migrating from a non-English Notes environment, you must also configure both the Data Migration Wizard and the SSDM with the appropriate non-English values for certain display elements. See Appendix A of the Administration Guide for instructions, under “How Do I Configure MNE for My Non-English Notes Locales?”
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