User Manual

EdbMails Exchange Migration consists of the following components:

  • Exchange Source connector
  • Application Impersonation rights source Exchange server
  • Migrate to different targets
  • Exchange / Office 365 Target connector
  • Application Impersonation rights for Office 365
  • Mapping Source and target mailboxes

1. Exchange Source connector

Source Exchange Server Conection

Connect to a source Exchange server

  • Connect using Global / Admin user and Connect to Mailboxes

    The above options will list all the mailboxes in your organization—no need for individual mailboxes credentials for migration. You can select individual mailboxes and migrate all the selected mailboxes at once.

  • Connect using Global / Admin user and Connect to Public Folders

    This option will list the entire public folder and its subfolders for migration. You can select the public folders contacts, calendar and mail enabled folders for migration.

  • Connect using Global / Admin user and Connect to Archive Mailbox (In-Place Archive)

    This setting will list the Archive mailboxes, you can select the Archive mailboxes and migrate directly to Archive mailboxes on your target server.

  • Connect to Specific User and Connect to Mailboxes

    Loads the specific user mailbox or it also list the mailboxes which has full access permission for the connected user for migration.

  • Connect to Specific User and Connect to Public Folders

    Loads the Public folder which is assigned under the connected specific folder.

  • Connect to Specific User and Connect to Archive Mailbox (In-Place Archive)

    Loads the specific user Archive mailbox. It loads only the Archive mailbox data.

  • Connect to Hosted Exchange server User and Connect to Mailboxes

    If the connected Global / Admin user has impersonation rights list all the mailboxes from hosted Exchange server.

  • Connect to Hosted Exchange server and Connect to Public Folders

    Loads the specific user mailbox or it also list the mailboxes from hosted Exchange server which has full access permission for the connected user for migration.

  • Connect to Hosted Exchange server and Connect to Archive Mailbox (In-Place Archive)

    List the Archive mailboxes form hosted Exchange server, you can select the Archive mailboxes and migrate directly to Archive mailboxes on your target server.

2. Application Impersonation rights for Exchange server

Application Impersonation is a management role that enables applications to impersonate users to perform migration on other mailbox users.

Following Links to set the Impersonation rights
Set impersonation rights using Exchange Management shell
Set impersonation rights using Exchange GUI

3. Migrate to different targets

Migrate Exchange mailboxes to another Exchange server. Upgrade your Exchange server to latest Exchange server 2019. Migrate Exchange mailboxes to Office 365. Export Exchange mailbox to PST files

4. Office 365 Target connector

Connect to global admin user


5. Grant impersonation Rights for Office 365 user

Office 365 provides a feature named application impersonation, enabling a user to impersonate users in an organization to perform migration on their behalf.

Following Links to set the Impersonation rights
Set Impersonation rights with Powershell command
Set Impersonation rights with Office 365 GUI

6. Mapping Source and target mailboxes

Mapping of mailboxes is a tedious one with the manual approach. This consumes more time of the migration process in case of mapping a large number of mailboxes for various domains. EdbMails Exchange Migration tool handles this automatically and maps to the nearest mailbox name matching.