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HOW TO:Migrate Exchange mailboxes from Exchange servers in one forest to Exchange servers in other forest (Cross forest Migration)

Khurram Hameed
MachPanel

Summary

This article guides how to migrate Exchange mailboxes from Exchange servers in one forest to Exchange servers in other forest (i.e. Cross Forest Migration)

Applies to

This article applies to MachPanel Build v6.4.22 and above.

Pre-requisites
  1. Enable MRS proxy.
  2. Auto-discovery should be in place.
  3. Valid SSL certificate should be in place on both Exchange Platforms.

Important:

  1. This guide will assist in migrating the mailbox items (emails, folders and etc.) only
    It doesn’t replicate the mailbox settings such as group membership, calendar permissions and etc.
  2. To replicate the mailbox configuration settings a separate desktop utility is created to collect and compile the configuration/settings data of the selected mailboxes, distribution lists and mail contacts in data files in JSON format on source exchange server. Follow this article to run this utility separately and to create these files.
  3. Once done these files can be imported in control panel as explained in Post Migration steps.
1. Migrating Mailbox(es) in Exchange

Control Panel provides Cross forest Migration i.e. providers can migrate Exchange mailboxes from Exchange servers in one forest to Exchange servers in other forest.

  • To Migrate Mailboxes, navigate to Home > Service Director > Exchange Hosting > Mailbox Migration.
  • There are four tabs named as Stats, Endpoints, Batches, and Mailbox Migration.
    • Stats
      Under Stats tab, stats of Batches and Mailboxes are shown:

    • Endpoints
      Under Endpoints tab, Click to Add new Endpoints.