Migrating to Exchange

Modify the User List File

Migration Wizard can export the user list from existing Microsoft Mail mailboxes. Before importing mailboxes to Active Directory, you can modify the user list to conform to your naming conventions or Windows 2000 security account needs.

You must select a two-step migration to modify the user list.

Note   For Microsoft Mail, the second step of migration is slightly different than for other mail systems: Rather than selecting Import from Migration Files, select Migrate from MS Mail for PC Networks for both steps.

To modify the user list file:

  1. Run Migration Wizard, click Migrate from MS Mail for PC Networks, and then select a two-step migration. Follow the wizard's instructions to create a user list file.
  2. Make a backup copy of the user list file. (You will need it later.)
  3. Using a text editor, open the user list file.
  4. Delete the first two lines containing postoffice information, and then save the file as text.
  5. Using a database or spreadsheet program, open the modified user list file. The first row contains field names.

    The following fields are in the user list. You cannot change the first two fields, and you must keep the first five fields in the same order:

    Field Contents
    SFS_UserName The mailbox name or alias of this mailbox in the postoffice. Do not change this field.
    SFS_FullName The full or display name of this mailbox in the postoffice. Do not change this field.
    MigrateUser This field should contain a Y if you are migrating the mailbox and an N if you are not migrating the mailbox.
    Obj-Class This field should contain a value of mailbox. Other valid values are remote for contacts and dl for distribution list.
    Mode This field describes what should be done with this object— create, modify, and delete are valid options. The default is create.
    Common-Name The directory name of the mailbox. You cannot change this name without deleting the mailbox and re-creating it. Change it now to match your naming convention. This field defaults to the mailbox name with extended characters removed.
    Display-Name The name as displayed in the Address Book.
    Given-Name The first name of a mailbox user.
    Surname The last name of a mailbox user.
    Home-Server The home server of the mailbox. You can move a mailbox within the site later, but you should decide where to locate each group of mailboxes.
    Comment This is the comment that appears in the Address Book. You can use it can be distinguish between two people with the same or similar names or you can use it for notes about contacts for calendar resources.
    Secondary-Proxy-Addresses A second Microsoft Mail address used for lookup.
    Mail-Nickname The alias.
    Obj-User The alias.
  6. After you modify the file, save it in comma-separated value (CSV) format.
  7. With a text editor, open the modified file and the backup file. Copy the two lines from the backup file to the top of the modified file. Save the file as text.
  8. Run Migration Wizard and click Migrate from MS Mail for PC Networks again. On the Migration Procedure screen, click Two Step Migration to complete the migration of the users and their mail.