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During the migration process, the Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based or Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based computers that are running the Exchange Migration Wizard are known as migration servers. The Migration Wizard extracts the mail data from Novell GroupWise and transfers it to Exchange Server. To perform this process, migration servers must be able to communicate with both messaging systems.
This article includes the following topics:
During customer migrations, it is better to scale out migration servers (that is, increase the number of migration servers) than it is to scale up (that is, use a smaller number of computers with more powerful hardware).
For example, at one customer site, 30 to 40 users are migrated each evening. The customer uses four migration servers and balances the nightly load so that each migration server handles 8 to 13 users. For administration and troubleshooting purposes, this scenario is better than having one powerful server handle the mail data for all 30 to 40 users.
Programs to install on a migration server to let it communicate with both messaging systems, and how to work with the Migration Wizard most efficiently
Client and server software versionsThe following combination of tools works best and produces the fewest errors when it is used with the Migration Wizard:
Migration server programsMicrosoft recommends that you install the following programs on the migration servers:
If the migration server is not part of an Active Directory directory service domain, you cannot install Exchange System Manager on the migration server. Additionally, the following event is logged in the application event log when you use the Migration Wizard to migrate users from GroupWise or Lotus Notes:
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The following list is a basic overview of the local archive migration process:
The GroupWise migration accountOn the GroupWise Domain page, where you specify the location and security of the Novell GroupWise domain from which you are migrating, the Migration Wizard prompts you for the path of the GroupWise domain, the user account name, and the password. The password is the GroupWise password, not the Novell Directory Services (NDS) password.
Microsoft Consulting Services recommends that you create a GroupWise account early in the migration process to use for migration. The name of this GroupWise account is the account name that you have to type on the GroupWise Domain page. The migration account must meet the following criteria:
The GroupWise migration account must be local to the migrating post officeAs mentioned in the "The GroupWise migration account" section, the GroupWise migration account, or any account that you type on the GroupWise Domain page, must be in the same GroupWise post office as the accounts that you plan to migrate. However, being in the same GroupWise domain is not enough. Therefore, regardless of the number of GroupWise domains that you have in your organization, if you have multiple post offices, you must create a migration account for every post office.
Pointing the Migration Wizard to the primary GroupWise domain may be insufficientThe GroupWise Domain page is also where you type the path of the GroupWise domain that contains the users who you want to migrate. To make sure that the migration is successful, the Migration Wizard has to point to the GroupWise domain that contains the post offices that contain the users who you plan to migrate. Even if the Migration Wizard is set to point to the primary GroupWise domain, the Migration Wizard cannot see the post offices in secondary GroupWise domains. Therefore, in a multiple-domain GroupWise environment, type the domain name that contains the post office that contains the users who you want to migrate. Do not type any parent domain names.
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326299/ )White paper overview: Coexistence and migration using Microsoft Exchange Connector for Novell GroupWise
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262201/ )How to set up the Migration Wizard
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329041/ )Exchange support for Novell GroupWise 6
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316886/ )How to migrate from Exchange Server 5.5 to Exchange 2000 Server
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327861/ )How to manage coexistence during migration from Novell GroupWise to Exchange 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281584/ )Exchange tools for migration
Article ID: 328737 - Last Review: September 3, 2013 - Revision: 5.0
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