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On Demand Migration Current - Administrator Guide

About On Demand Migration Signing up for Quest On Demand Before You Start Working with On Demand Migration Starting a Migration Project Account Migration Mail Migration Public Folders Migration OneDrive Migration SharePoint Migration Microsoft Teams Migration Content Migration for Office 365 Groups Troubleshooting 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.
  • If you are using new migration UI select an event to see details related to the event on the right pane.
  • 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. See the details pane on the right pane of the screen for more details and statistics for the selected event.
  • Export selected events into comma-separated values (CSV) file for analytic or archival purposes.

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

Please consider the following:

Depending on selected migration options, the content is transferred in separate batches that can be submitted for processing at the same time. It can take a while before processing of submitted batches will be completed. To help tracking the migration, statuses for batches that are processed will be reported approximately every 5 minutes.


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. See 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 a Migration Project

A migration project is a plan to migrate one or more Office 365 objects from a source to a target tenant. You can migrate all Office 365 objects by using a single project, or you can create several projects each of which is used to migrate one or more Office 365 objects.

To create a migration project:

  1. Sign in to Quest On Demand to create migration project:
  2. From the navigation pane, click Migration to open the My Projects view.
  3. Click New Project to start the New Project wizard.
  4. Step 1: Select Source and Target
    1. Select a source tenant from the Source Tenant drop down list.
    2. Select a target tenant from the Target Tenant drop down list.
    3. Click Save and Continue.
  5. Step 2: Provide Admin Consent

    Most Office 365 objects can be migrated when the service principals (the On Demand Migration service applications) have been granted the consent. To use the service principal:

    1. Click Grant Consent to grant the consents to the service principal if this is a new project and the consent has not been granted.
    2. Click Re-grant Consent to refresh the consents granted to the service principals. It is recommended that you re-grant consent to ensure that the consent to the service principals are refreshed.
    3. Click Save and Continue.

    If you need to migrate Office 365 objects that require the user principal to have the Global Administrator or other specific roles you must provide additional authorization. To grant additional authorization to the user principal:

    1. Enter the email address of the source and target administrators.
    2. Enter the password of the source and target administrators.
    3. Click Save and Continue.

  6. Step 3: Project Created
    1. Verify that permissions were granted
    2. Open Project - select this option to open the project dashboard.
    3. Click Finish and Close.
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