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On Demand Migration Current - Administrator Guide

About On Demand Migration Before You Start Working with On Demand Migrations Starting Migration Project Configuring Connections Sharing Availability Information Collecting Account Information Pre-Migration Assessment Account Migration Domain Coexistence Mail Migration OneDrive Migration Resource Processing Public Folders Migration SharePoint Online Migration Microsoft Teams Migration Finalizing the Migration

Event Management

Events list contains all notifications and alerts related to the environment configuration and migration process. It allows you:

  • View all events related to the migration process.
  • Drill down to the details related to the event. You can quickly navigate to the originating task or affected object. See the details pane in the bottom of the screen.
  • Hide certain alerts from the list by using Acknowledge option. This might be useful if you don’t want to be distracted by the accidental warning or “expected” error.
  • Explore details about selected events. Refer to the details pane in the bottom of the screen for more details and statistics.
  • Export selected events into comma-separated values (CSV) file for analytics or archival purposes.

TIP: Use search or filtering to quickly navigate to the points of interest.


The lists of accounts, mailboxes, task or events might be very long and hard to manage. Use Search box above this list to look for items matching the certain criteria.

You can use words, phrases, and special queries in your search. The search is performed across all fields. You can add search criteria to the search using facet filters on the left pane. Any filter can be cleared from the search by clicking button. Press Enter to get the search results.

TIP: Add * to the end of the search query to match all items starting with the search term. Otherwise, you will only get the exact matches. For example, john* returns John Doe, Johnson Smith, and john.doe. Search expressions are case-insensitive.

Advanced Search

You can refine your results by using the advanced search operators. Refer to Lucene Tutorial for the full information on search syntax.

To search for Operators Examples


Part of a word



Matches items containing "serv".

Exclude specified content -, NOT (case-sensitive) -mail* ( NOT mail*) Excludes items that contain the word starting with “mail”.
Include specified content + +mail* Matches items containing “mail” along with the basic search query.
Multiple keywords Space, OR (case-sensitive), AND (case-sensitive) mail user, mail OR user, mail AND user

Matches items that contain either “mail” or “user” in case of OR. Matches items that contain both “mail” and “user”. in case of AND. This is the default search behavior for phrases.

Exact phrase Quotation marks "item hard deleted" Matches items that contain the exact phrase "item hard deleted".
Search by Date Range

You can select period or use Custom range link to specify desired data range for events.


You can quickly filter out the certain items based on the predefined criteria. The applied filters are shown before the search box.

To apply a filter, simply click the desired facet on the left of the list. To clear it, click the close icon in the filter box.

The filters may be automatically applied, when you navigate across the interface. For example, navigate from assessment reports, view details on the specific task, or click links in notifications.

Starting Migration Project

Sign in to Quest On Demand and perform the following steps:

  • Select Migration and click Go.
  • On Migration Projects page, click New Project.
  • In the New Project dialog select the project type from drop-down list. It is recommended to start with account migration project, and then, after discovered accounts are matched or migrated, you can add other project types.
  • In the New Project dialog select source and the target tenants added to your organization (see Adding a Tenant).
  • Type in your project description and click Save.

Each migration project handles a single pair of source and target tenants.

New migration project is now created. Click Go to configure the connections.

Project Types

Account migration project type is a parent project for all other project types. All other project types use mapping created in account migration project. It is recommended to start with this project, and then, after discovered accounts are matched or migrated, you can add child projects you want to migrate the following:

Project Type Objects to Migrate
SharePoint Online Migration SharePoint Online sites (previously site collections) and related entities
Microsoft Teams Migration Microsoft Teams and related content
Public Folders Public Folders and related content
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