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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16 - 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 ...?
Post-installation configuration Pre-migration preparations Batch-migration process Other features

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 by other applications.

A "wizard" is a specialized component application of Notes Migration Manager—specialized to perform a particular task such as exporting directory data or provisioning groups in AD, or to define and characterize a specialized task that can be run at another time. The Notes Migration Manager contains ten wizards designed to perform or facilitate various steps or aspects of an overall migration process.

For example, the Notes Migration Manager includes a Data Migration Wizard that can migrate data for the users in a particular user collection, and can also perform related administrative functions in Notes and Exchange. The wizard can be told to mailbox-enable existing AD accounts, set and remove mail forwarding, and so forth. A "task" is a defined specific combination of such functions, together with any pertinent parameters that dictate how certain functions should be performed or applied.

All Notes Migration Manager wizards define tasks, in about that same way, and all wizards can also be told to perform their tasks right away, as soon as they are defined. Some wizards can be told to schedule their tasks to run at a later time or date, or to run at a recurring series of dates and times.

These wizards are all launched from screens within 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 will then extract critical directory information from the NABs, which in turn will be read by Quest provisioning and migration wizards so that they can perform their tasks.
Internet Domains Discovery Wizard: Extracts all Internet domains it can find within the Notes' NABs (Name and Address Books) found by the NAB Discovery Wizard. These domains will then be 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 server(s) to create SQL Server data tables that will provide critical input data to the Quest provisioning and migration wizards.
Collection Wizard: Lets you define the member contents of user and group collections. The provisioning, migration, and other features are applied to collections of users and groups, and the Collection Wizard is where these collections are defined. You can add members to a collection by selecting objects from Active Directory, or by importing the contents of a .tsv (tab-separated-values format) file, or both.
Groups Provisioning Wizard: Defines a task that will provision distribution groups (create 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 will locate data files in the Notes source for a particular user collection, or gather statistics from previously located data stores, and schedule the task to run at a particular time or at a series of recurring times.
Provisioning Wizard: Provisions objects in a local Active Directory, from Notes user data previously exported from Domino into Migrator for Notes to Exchange’s SQL database. The Provisioning Wizard also consolidates any duplicate objects in AD by merging information from Exchange contacts (generated by a directory update, typically by Quest’s CMN Directory Connector) into corresponding users’ AD accounts, and then deleting the contacts, to leave a single mail-enabled security object per user.
Send PAB Replicator Wizard: Sends a special email form to users within a particular user collection, that lets them automatically copy all of their PABs (personal address books) to a centralized Notes server directory, where the Data Migration Wizard will be able to find them and migrate them.
Data Migration Wizard: Defines a task to perform some combination of these functions for users in a designated collection:
Self-Service Desktop Migration Statistics Collection Wizard: Gathers migration statistics written by the Self-Service Desktop Migrator, and loads the data into 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 Migrator for Notes to Exchange wizards report data statistics from the Notes environment—sizes of message stores, data volumes migrated, and so forth. The statistics, and corresponding throughput, that are reported by Migrator for Notes to Exchange are based on uncompressed data sizes provided by the Notes APIs. The APIs extract the data in a compressed format and subsequently provide the data to Migrator for Notes to Exchange in an uncompressed state. As a result, the data amounts reported by Migrator for Notes to Exchange will likely be 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 on Global Default Settings to export the default program-configuration information from the SQL database to a text-only format, and launches Windows’ Notepad for you to view and edit the file. For more information and procedural instructions, see in Appendix A: How Do I Add or Edit Program Parameters?

Within Notepad, the settings look like the contents of an INI file, but they are actually saved as a part of the SQL database rather than as an independent INI file. When you close Notepad, Notes Migration Manager copies the new parameter value(s) back into the SQL database.

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

After a software upgrade to 4.16.0, 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 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 remove from the MNE navigation drawer.

Opens a dialog box where you can change the number of minutes of inactivity the Data Migration Wizard will wait within a program run before concluding that a process has encountered a fatal error, and aborting the process. Set the Minutes parameter to your preferred value (or leave it as-is), 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 will suit most circumstances.

An Office 365 migration typically generates more process timeouts than a migration to a local server, and this becomes particularly problematic if you are migrating large numbers of large messages (usually due to large attachments). The Data Migration Wizard may even abort its run altogether if it encounters too many timeouts. You may therefore want to set the timeout Minutes value to 30 for a Office 365 migration, to make the wizard more patient and forgiving.

A toggle setting (selected or clear) that determines whether the wizards will let you (optionally) edit Task Parameters—configuration parameters that are specific to the task at hand—from within the wizard, without changing the Global Default Settings. For more information and procedural instructions, see in Appendix A: How Do I Add or Edit Program Parameters?

The wizard will let you view, edit and save the parameters pertaining to the task at hand, via Windows’ Notepad the same as if you were editing the Global Default Settings via the File menu. But any changes you enter within a wizard will apply only to the single task being created. Use this feature only if you know that you need to make particular changes to the configuration of particular single tasks, as recommended by Quest Support staff or the product documentation.

Launches the Quest 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 website 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, simply 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 web page 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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