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On Demand Migration Current - Administrator Guide

About On Demand Migration Before You Start Working with On Demand Migration Starting Migration Project Configuring Connections Sharing Availability Information Collecting Account Information Pre-Migration Assessment Account Migration Hybrid Account Migration Domain Coexistence Mail Migration OneDrive Migration Resource Processing Public Folders Migration SharePoint Migration Microsoft Teams Migration Content Migration for Office 365 Groups Troubleshooting Finalizing the Migration

Public Folders Migration Dashboard

New Migration UI
  • Go to the migration project Dashboard in case you use new migration UI.

TIP: Click on you pair of tenants in the breadcrumbs for return to main project Dashboard.

Using this new intuitive interface you can:

  • Keep track of your location within project and quickly return to the main project dashboard using breadcrumbs on the top of the pane
  • View list of discovered public folders with source and target paths, and last events related to the public folder
  • Quickly navigate to the event lists
  • Quickly navigate to the tasks list
  • Create discovery tasks and public folder migration tasks
  • Export feature data into comma-separated file
  • Temporarily remove public folders from the migration project
  • Search public folder
  • Filter public folder by status, by matching state, or by mail settings
  • Delete public folder

Prerequisites

Before you start Public Folders migration, make sure that:

  • “Migration - Basic” and "Mailbox Migration" consents are granted
  • Target Azure AD administrative account has Owner permission to the target public folder root.
  • It is highly recommended to match / migrate all accounts in the corresponding Migration project to ensure that e folder permissions and account related mail settings will be migrated.

Configuring Connections for Public Folders Migration

Before proceeding with Public Folders migration, check Azure AD administrative credentials for the source and the target tenants and grant consent for the application. You can do this from the Tenants page or using the link in Configure Connections dialog.

IMPORTANT: Azure AD administrative accounts should have a mailbox with valid Microsoft Exchange Online license

In case you use new Migration UI all necessary connections were configured when you create migration project. You can re-comfigure connections from the account migration Dashboard, if necessary, as described below.

Configuring connections for source and for target tenants

TIP: Click on you pair of tenants in the breadcrumbs for return to main project Dashboard.

  1. Click Accounts
  2. Click Configure Connections on the account migration Dashboard.
  1. Select Source and click Edit. Verify source administrator credentials, change them, if necessary, and grant necessary Required Permissions to allow the product to access the tenant. You will be redirected to the Microsoft web site for granting admin consent. Note, you should be logged as source administrative account to grant necessary permissions. Click Save.

The following permissions should be granted for the source tenant:

  • Migration - Basic
  • Migration - Mail Migration

  1. Select Target and click Edit. Verify target administrator credentials, change them, if necessary, and grant necessary Required Permissions to allow the product to access the tenant. You will be redirected to the Microsoft web site for granting admin consent. Note, you should be logged as target administrative account to grant necessary permissions. Click Save.

The following permissions should be granted for the target tenant:

  • Migration - Basic
  • Migration - Mail Migration

Discovering Public Folders

Before proceeding with the migration, retrieve the list of public folders from the source tenant.

TIP: If you want to re-discover the public folders, simply re-run the existing discovery task.

To create a new discovery task

  1. Go to the migration project Dashboard in case you use new migration UI. In case you are using classic experience or you are already on the public folder migration Dashboard, go to step 3.
  2. Click Public Folders widget.
  1. Click Discover Public Folders on the Dashboard.
  2. Schedule when the task will be started. See Task Scheduling for details. Click Next to view the task summary.
  1. Check scheduled start of the task and name the task. Click Finish to save or start the task depending on schedule option selected.

TIP: Give informative names for the tasks. It will greatly simplify the project management and event filtering in the future.

  1. Click Finish. You can monitor the task status using task widget on project dashboard.
  2. Click the task name on the widget to see the details or use Show all link.

Once the discovery task is complete, you will see the source domain’s public folder summary on the Public Folders Migration Project Dashboard.

Caution: Don’t start the migration before the discovery task is finished. It might result in incorrect processing of migrated objects.

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