347

Migrating from Microsoft Exchange to MDaemon

MDaemon ships with MDMigrator, a tool that may be used to migrate your users, mailboxes, public folders and settings from Exchange into MDaemon.

The program copies public folder messages and imports them into MDaemon's public folder directory.  It copies all messages from the selected server and creates MDaemon messages for each mailbox.  It copies certain account data and imports it into MDaemon.  Distribution lists are copied from address books and are imported into MDaemon as mailing lists.

The MDMigrator program (MDMigrator.exe) allows an Administrator to extract data from mailboxes, public folders, and account management information from a
Microsoft Exchange Server and then migrate this data into MDaemon.

The program copies public folder messages and imports them into MDaemon's public folder directory.  It copies all the mailboxes from the selected
server and creates MDaemon mailboxes for each user and imports all of their mail, contacts, task, notes, and calendar data. Distribution lists that are
found are copied from address books and are imported as mailing lists in MDaemon.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Migrate from Microsoft Exchange Server to MDaemon
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

INSTALLATION
------------
These are the setup requirements:

o A user with full access to all Exchange mailboxes.
 
  Exchange 5.5: Must have Exchange 'Service Account Admin' privileges.
  Exchange 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262054
  Exchange 2003: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821897
  Exchange 2007: In the Exchange Management Shell, use the following command to
  allow access to all mailboxes on a given mailbox store:

  Add-ADPermission -identity 'mailbox database' -user 'serviceaccount' -ExtendedRights Receive-As
 
o MDaemon is installed on the computer.
o The computer must be a member of the Exchange server's domain.
o MDaemon has been started at least once.
o The default domain name has been set in MDaemon.
o MDaemon is shut down for the migration.
o Outlook 2003 or later installed on the computer running MDMigrator.
o An Outlook profile is setup with the a user that has full access to all Exchange mail boxes.
o The user logged into Windows is a domain administrator.


STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
-------------------------

Welcome

o Select the Outlook Profile configured with the administrator account for the Exchange server

Microsoft Exchange Server

o Verify correct Exchange server is listed
o Select proper group (Defaults to First Storage Group)
o Verify the name of the primary domain you are migrating.
o Check migrate secondary domains to create domains other than the primary domain in MDaemon.

Ready to Migrate data

o Review your selections

Migrating Data

o Shows the results of the migration process.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Log File
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

For debugging purposes a log file for the MDMigrator is created. It can be found at \MDaemon\Logs\migration.log.  If no error is listed, the migration
process was successful.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Troubleshooting
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To be able to connect to the Exchange server, the computer must be a member of the Exchange server domain and using a Exchange domain controller for DNS.

The Exchange server must be running and on the same network as the computer.

Verify that the user associated with the Exchange mailbox in the Outlook profile has sufficient rights.

The MDMigrator is designed to work with the same version of MDaemon that it is distributed with, do not attempt to use it with a different version of MDaemon.

Additional Comments

The latest update to mdmigrator.txt will be located in \MDaemon\app.