Converting Network Accounts to Mailboxes
You can use source extractors and the Directory Import command to migrate existing users on NetWare, LAN Manager, and Windows NT networks. You should use a source extractor if you are creating mailboxes for many users who are not migrating from an existing mail system.
You can create Windows NT user accounts and mailboxes for existing NetWare®, LAN Manager, and Windows NT users. You first extract the information, then use the Directory Import command to import the user accounts to Microsoft Exchange Server. User accounts are created automatically when the mailboxes are imported.
For more information about extracting NetWare, LAN Manager, and Windows NT user account information, see Microsoft Exchange Server Getting Started.
Before you import a network account file, consider the following:
- Do the common names fit the organization's naming convention?
If you have an established naming convention that you applied to the network accounts, the common names for the mailboxes should fit your naming convention. But if you will use a new naming convention, you need to use common names that don't match the new naming convention. After you import this file, you will not be able to modify the common name field without deleting the mailbox.
- Is the Administrator program logged on to the correct server?
Unless you edited the file to specify the Microsoft Exchange Server computer, the mailboxes will be created on the server the Administrator program is logged on to. Of course, you can easily move mailboxes from one server to another in a site, especially when there is no mail to move.
- Have you configured a template user to supply some of the other directory information?
To import a network account file
- Select Directory Import from the Tools menu.
- Specify the network account file to be imported.
- Choose Import.