Steps to set Impersonation rights for Live Exchange Server Migration for Exchange Server 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019

  1. Connect with Live Exchange using Global Admin credentials.

  2. Start Exchange Management Shell (EMS) under an administrator context (right-click -> run as administrator)

1. If the login through administrator user fails then try to impersonate any other User.
2. Make sure the impersonated user account has impersonation permissions to each associated Mailbox (Users). That's, impersonated user should have impersonation permissions to all associated Mailboxes.


Execute the below commands on your Exchange Management Shell (Run as Administrator)

Step 1:

Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS

Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted


Step 2:

Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS


Ignore this results, if the error is "This operation is not required. Organization is already enabled for customization."


Step 3:

Command: Copy & Paste it on EMS & change User

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "ApplicationImpersonation" -User administrator


Note: Click here to know the steps to set Impersonation rights using GUI

  Steps to perform Live Exchange Migration


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