Migrating to Exchange

Migrate from Microsoft Mail for PC Networks

Using Migration Wizard, you can migrate in one or two steps. You can migrate some or all of your users' mail. If your users upgrade to Outlook as a preliminary step before migration, it may make sense for them to import their own mail archive files using Outlook.

Note   Every MS Mail postoffice has two special accounts that aren't migrated. In the default administrator account, ADMIN, the directory name changes to match the postoffice name so that multiple administrator accounts aren't migrated to one mailbox. The other special account is the Schedule+ version 1.0 administrator, ADMINSCH.

To migrate from Microsoft Mail for PC Networks:

  1. As a preliminary step, it may make sense to upgrade to Outlook.
  2. Reduce the amount of data to be migrated, if possible.

    Tip   As part of this task, you can train users to use the Outlook client to migrate their archived mail.

  3. Prevent access to the Microsoft Mail postoffice during migration.
  4. Stop the services used by Microsoft Mail Connector for PC Networks (if you're using it) before migrating user accounts; otherwise, after the Microsoft Mail accounts are migrated, they may be deleted from the Microsoft Mail system during directory synchronization with Active Directory. You can restart the connector after you've verified that the users and their mail migrated successfully.
  5. Before you migrate mailboxes, map a drive letter or connect to a server on which the postoffice resides. You need Read and Write access to the share or volume and must have the name and password of the administrator.
  6. Run Migration Wizard.

    Tip   Use a two-step migration if you want to change naming conventions by editing the user list file.

  7. Verify that the migration was completed successfully before restarting the connector services.

Note   When migrating mailboxes from Microsoft Mail for PC Networks to Exchange 2000 Server, the following event log message from Information Store (MSExchangeIS) appears for every user who is migrated: NT User Administrator logged on to Administrator mailbox, and is not the Primary Windows NT Account on this mailbox.

This message is a normal result of the migration process and you should not interpret it as an error message.

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