System requirements for Exchange Migration

The supported platforms and system requirements are listed in the below table

Where to install

For Exchange migration to install EdbMails on

  1. Source Exchange server. (Recomended)
  2. Any client workstation with connection to Source and target server.
  3. For Hosted Exchange and Office 365 Migration: Install EdbMails on any machine with a connection to both the source and the target environment.
Supported operating systems

Please ensure you have the latest update of your Operating system.

  • Supports Both 32 and 64 bit machines.
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016

We recommend that you use at least a quad-core CPU with minimum 4 GB of RAM.

Size on disk after installation

Size of the installation file

  • Installation of additional components (like .NET framework) 100 MB of available disk space.
  • The application doesn't store the data, being migrated at any temp location on your local disk.
  • Meta-data for Incremental check. This will be of very small size required.
  • EdbMails requires an Internet connection ONLY to authenticate your login credentials and to verify the number of available and used mailboxes licenses.
  • In addition, If you are migrating your Exchange server to Office 365, you may require the Internet connection to migrate your the mailbox data.

Source server requirements:

Migration source
  • Exchange Server 2019
  • Exchange Server 2016
  • Exchange Server 2013
  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2007 SP3
  • Exchange Server 2003
  • Windows Small Business Server (all versions)
  • Hosted Exchange server
Required accounts and permissions

Connection to source Exchange

  • The application login user must be an administrator.
  • Must have a valid, working, non-hidden mailbox in the source Exchange server
  • Must have a UPN address configured
  • Must have the Following roles assigned:
    • ApplicationImpersonation
    • View-Only Configuration
Additional components
  • .NET 4.0 or higher
  • Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • If you are exporting to PST, then Microsoft Outlook should be installed.

Target server requirements:

Migration target

Migration to any version of Exchange Server starting from Exchange 2007 is supported

  • Exchange Server 2019
  • Exchange Server 2016
  • Exchange Server 2013
  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Exchange Server 2007
  • Windows Small Business Server (2008 and later)
  • Office 365
  • Hosted Exchange Server
Admin account rights

An admin account used to connect a target server:

  • Must have a UPN address configured
  • Must have the following roles assigned:
    • ApplicationImpersonation
    • View-Only Recipients
    • View-Only Configuration
  • Public Folders (If you are migrating public folder)
  • Must be mailbox-enabled.
Migration in Hybrid Environment

Hybrid Envionment Migration

Source Server

Office 365

Exchange Server


Target Server

Exchange Server

Office 365

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  • Our company has acquired a small division of around hundred employees. After the acquisition, our immediate goal was to migrate Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2016. We have listed few third-party tools to do this Exchange migration job. Our best bet was EdbMails, due to its unique features that supports automatic migration and a simple easy to use user interface :). EdbMails is the only application has passed our re-migration test wherein migration was successful without creating any duplicate items. Holding onto these results we have started our migration project and EdbMails proved to be a worth tool for Exchange migration projects. Of course you save a lot of money and time with EdbMails migration!
     – Drew Richard
    New York, United States

  • One thing that you have the best app for the Exchange. I have tried several other software, but EdbMails is outstanding.
      – Jaime Figueras
    Madrid, Spain

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