Migrate Exchange 2007 directly to Exchange 2016

with CodeTwo Exchange Migration

Exchange 2007 to 2016 Migration


The distinctive structures of both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2016 versions are not supported for coexistence, so the migration from the earlier version to the newest is a rather problematic task that would require a cross-forest mailbox migration. And Exchange Server does not provide sufficient fixes to make it happen for you. Don’t worry, we provide a perfect solution with no risk of stepping into meanders of “double hop” migrations.

CodeTwo Exchange Migration is a specially designed tool that allows for direct migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016. With easy-to-use interface and fully automatic setup features CodeTwo Exchange Migration significantly reduces the time needed to perform your full and smooth migration. You don’t have to upgrade your 2007 version anymore, and install Exchange 2010 or 2013. Thanks to CodeTwo Exchange Migration, Exchange 2016 is now an open way to migrate to. 

Key features:

  • Direct migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016
  • Easy cross-forest migration of Exchange Server mailboxes
  • Full service availability during the migration.
  • Public folders migration
  • Automatically match source and target mailboxes
  • Create target mailboxes on the fly
  • Configuration wizard and migration checklist
  • Migration reports
  • Time filters for migrated items
  • Self-service application
  • Free technical assistance during the configuration 

How does it work?

CodeTwo Exchange Migration is a self-service and user-friendly application that deals with Exchange migrations. It doesn’t require any additional assistance of 3rd party services throughout the process of deployment and use. A user with domain admin privileges is in full control of the data transfer during a cross-forest migration. The installation process is very straightforward, and the program is set up on one of the computers within the source Active Directory domain.

The main window of the Jobs tab

Operating CodeTwo Exchange Migration comes with full easiness, as the program is specially designed to enhance simplicity in performing admin’s everyday duties, ensuring reliability and effectiveness. In order to begin a cross-forest migration, the application needs to establish connections with source and target Exchange Server domains by using a dedicated configuration wizard. It will also run a few checks on the migration checklist to assess both machines readiness.

Establishing the server connection

The program has been equipped with the feature of migration jobs. A migration job is a task in which you add users’ mailboxes that need to be migrated, specify the type of folders you want to include in the migration job and what time filter to apply. 

Migration job sections

While pairing users’ mailboxes you can use the Automatch feature, which automatically matches mailboxes from the source with those from the target server. This feature relieves the administrator of the necessity of matching mailboxes manually. The matching is performed according the {first name} {last name} or {display name} pattern, or a custom pattern created by the user.

Automatch your mailboxes

If CodeTwo Exchange Migration fails to find target counterparts for any of the source mailboxes, it can be configured to automatically generate them. The way this operation is performed depends on how the user sets configures the Create target users/mailboxes setting.

Create target mailboxes

After matching mailboxes with their counterparts, you can set a migration to start immediately or arrange it to be triggered later using the Scheduler option. You can monitor the progress of the whole migration in the main display window of the program and observe all active processes performed on mailboxes.

Schedule the migration process

CodeTwo Exchange Migration is programmed to create copies of mailboxes in the target Exchange 2016 domain using the data on the source Exchange 2007 domain. The application doesn’t remove any data, it just performs its pure replication to the target location. Generated log files will provide a necessary insight once the migration of an each mailbox is completed. CodeTwo Exchange Migration aims to provide smooth and safe migrations of mailboxes with full availability of the service.