Importing Migration Files
All migration files are imported the same way, regardless of the existing system they come from. Before you begin, map a drive letter or connect to the server where the migration files are stored.
See Appendix C for information about command-line options and batch use of the Migration Wizard.
Tip For best performance, move the migration files to the hard disk of the computer running the Migration Wizard.
To import migration files
- From the Start menu, choose Programs, choose Microsoft Exchange, and then choose Microsoft Exchange Migration Wizard.
- Select Import Migration Files, and then choose Next.
- Read the informational screen, and then choose Next.
- In the Pathname for Migration Files box, type the path to the packing list file, or choose Browse to specify the path.
- Choose Next.
- In the Enter a Server Name box, type the name of the destination Microsoft Exchange Server computer that will be receiving the data, and then choose Next.
- If you import shared data to a public folder, select the default access permissions, and then choose Next. (This step is optional.)
- In the Choose a Recipients Container box, select the Recipients container where custom recipients or mailboxes are to be created. If you are importing data for existing mailboxes, select the Recipients container where the mailboxes have been created.
- If you are creating either custom recipients or mailboxes, and you want to use a template recipient, in the Use This Account as a Template box, type the recipient's directory name, or choose Browse to select the recipient from the Address Book.
Important Template recipients must be of the same type as all the recipients that are created with this migration file. For more information about using templates, see Microsoft Exchange Operations.
- Choose Next.
- In the For Users That Don't Have Windows NT Accounts box, select an option for creating Windows NT accounts.
Create Accounts and Generate Random Passwords
Creates Windows NT accounts for each mailbox. The account name will match the common name. The passwords are written to the file ACCOUNT.PASSWORD in the working directory of the Migration Wizard. Users will need these passwords to log on to Windows NT.
Create Account and Use Alias as Password
Creates Windows NT accounts for each mailbox. The account name will match the common name. The passwords default to the common name of the mailbox. Users who don't know what their alias is will need these passwords to log on to Windows NT.
Don't Create Windows NT Accounts
If a Windows NT account that matches the common name of a mailbox does not exist, create the mailbox without an associated Windows NT account. No one will be able to access this mailbox until a Windows NT account is associated with it.
- In the Windows NT Security Domain box, select the domain where the user's Windows NT accounts are located or to be created, and choose Next.
- Choose Next to begin the migration process.