Migrating to Exchange

Import Migration Files

You can extract migration files from your existing messaging system using the two-step migration process. After you create a set of migration files—a packing list file (*.pkl) and multiple primary (*.pri) and secondary (*.sec) files—you can use Migration Wizard again to import these files to Exchange.

With the exception of migrating from Microsoft Mail, all migration files are imported the same way, regardless of the system they come from. Before you begin, map a drive letter or connect to the server on which the migration files are stored.

Tip   For best performance, move the migration files to the hard disk of the computer running Migration Wizard.

To import migration files (except Microsoft Mail):

  1. Start Migration Wizard
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click Migration Wizard.
  2. Read the informational text, and then click Next.
  3. Select Import from Migration Files, click Next, and then follow the wizard's directions.

    You need to select the name of the Exchange server, mailbox or public folder store, and Active Directory organizational unit (or container) that you want to migrate the data to, and you need to specify a path to the migration files. If public folder data is found, you also need to select the access permissions and account owner.