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Migrator for Notes to Exchange 4.16 - 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 in turn contains an assortment of specialized subcomponent applications, called Wizards (listed separately below), 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 executes scheduled tasks. The program checks the SQL Server database to see whether any tasks have been scheduled to run since the last check, and then executes any such tasks.
Office 365 Account Pooling Utility: A utility that helps a migration administrator manage a pooled collection of Office 365 admin accounts, to sidestep Microsoft-imposed throttling limits that dramatically slow data transmissions to Office 365. Since Microsoft’s 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.)
SSDM Scheduling Administration Utility: A utility that lets an administrator regulate end users’ execution of the Self-Service Desktop Migrator (SSDM), to avoid processing bottlenecks that might otherwise occur if too many users tried to use the SSDM simultaneously.
Log File Viewer: Simplifies the viewing and interpretation of Quest 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 will then extract critical directory information from the NABs, which in turn will be read by MNE’s provisioning and migration Wizards so 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 NABs 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 MNE provisioning and migration Wizards. You may tell the Wizard to perform the actual export task immediately following its configuration, or the Wizard will let you schedule the task to run at a later time.
Collection Wizard: Lets you define the members of user and group collections. The provisioning, migration, and other features are applied to collections of users and groups, and the Collection Wizard is what 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 will provision distribution groups (create group objects) to Active Directory or Office 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 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 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 then deleting the contacts, to create a single mail-enabled security object per user in AD. (In a typical coexistence strategy, Quest’s CMN Directory Connector generates Exchange contacts when updating directories.)
Send PAB Replicator Wizard: Sends a special email form to users within a particular user collection, that lets them 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 that can, for users within a particular user collection:
Self-Service Desktop Migration Statistics Collection Wizard: Gathers migration statistics written by the MNE Self-Service Desktop Migrator, 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 uninstall a previous version before installing a new version. An MNE upgrade installation and setup are fully automated, and will preserve any data already migrated by an earlier version, so that you may simply resume the migration process from wherever you left off with the previous version.

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

Installing Migrator for Notes to Exchange

Download the Migrator for Notes to Exchange self extracting .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.
Windows then launches the Autorun utility, 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 may 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 Native Client installed, you can use the download button in the Autorun utility to download the software.

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

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

Be sure to see Licensing Migrator for Notes to Exchange below 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 Admin Guide for instructions, under How Do I Configure MNE for My Non-English Notes Locales?
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