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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16 - 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

MNE Migration Server

The credentials provided when logging on to the mailbox are retrieved from the MNE configuration. The credentials consist of a user name and a password. These credentials are configured prior to the migration and are supplied programmatically to Exchange without any interactive logon during the migration. For on-premises Exchange migrations, these credentials are those of the Exchange account configured on the Exchange Server page of the MNE console. For Office 365 migrations, the credentials may be the from the Exchange Server page or they may be the credentials from one of the accounts from an optional Admin Account Pool.

The MNE server does support Modern Authentication, but only user name/password authentication flows are supported. Since MNE server logon is a non-interactive user name/password logon, you must not enable multi-factor authentication on the Exchange Admin Account or on any of the Admin Pool accounts. Enabling multi-factor authentication will cause the migration to fail.

Self-Service Desktop Migrator

The Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM) is an interactive tool that allows end-users to migrate their own data. Since this tool is interactive, the mailbox login can be interactive.

If Modern Authentication is selected as the authentication mechanism, a standard Modern Authentication logon window opens. The SSDM supports all Modern Authentication flows, including multi-factor authentication.

If the SSDM selects Windows Integrated as the preferred authentication mechanism, the SSDM first attempts to log on to the target mailbox using the credentials of the logged on user. If this fails, or if Windows Integrated authentication is not enabled on the server, the SSDM prompts for the credentials to use for the logon using a standard credential dialog.

About Quest license keys

Migrator for Notes to Exchange is a metered-use product that will run only with the application of a valid license key. Quest Software sells license keys for particular numbers of users to be migrated, and a license key will become invalid after the software has been used for the user limit. The same license is used for all functions of a particular user (provisioning, forwarding, migration, etc.), and the user license count increments the first time any program function is applied to each user. For example, when a user is issued a license, all components of the product can be run using that license. Also, users can re-migrate their accounts using the original licenses that they were issued. Re-migration does not require an additional license.

You can obtain your first or a subsequent license key by contacting your Quest sales representative.

The product will install without a license key, but will prompt you to apply a license key the first time you try to run the software. You will be prompted to find and specify the license key file that Quest provided. Use the Browse feature to locate the file, which will have a .dlv extension.

You can view your current license-key status at any time by selecting Help | About (within Notes Migration Manager), and may also apply a new license key there to extend your valid use of the product.

Critical considerations

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