Easy cross-forest migrations of Exchange Server and Office 365 mailboxes

with CodeTwo Exchange Migration

CodeTwo Exchange Migration

„I love a tool that is advertised as being able to perform a task, and it does just that. It just works.”

– J. Peter Bruzzese (Microsoft Exchange MVP, MSExchange.org)

If you are looking at migrating users’ mailboxes between two different Active Directory forests, you’ve probably noticed that using the native migration path can give you a headache. Carrying out a native Exchange Server cross-forest migration involves writing complicated PowerShell commands and establishing trust relationships between source and destination servers. What’s more, if you would like to migrate mailboxes from Exchange 2003/2007 or Office 365 to Exchange 2013/2016, you’re probably going to come to a dead end, unless you use CodeTwo Exchange Migration.

CodeTwo Exchange Migration is an easy-to-use and cost-effective Exchange Server migration tool that simplifies the process of migrating users’ mailboxes between Exchange Server domains and forests. It comes with a comfortable graphical user’s interface and various additional administration options that, all together, make the entire migration process a breeze.

The program’s main features are:

  • Simplified cross-forest migration of Exchange Server mailboxes
  • Easy migration of Office 365 mailboxes to on-premises Exchange
  • Graphical user’s interface, no PowerShell skills required
  • Support for public folders migration
  • Smart mailbox auto-matching
  • Auto-setup of target user accounts and mailboxes
  • Migration of all mailbox items: email, contacts, calendars, notes, journals, etc.
  • Convenient configuration wizards
  • Migration reports
  • Free technical support during mailbox migration

Success story

Read how eResources LCC successfully migrated from Exchange Server 2003 to Exchange 2013.

The company was looking for a solution that would allow to migrate to Exchange 2013 without the need to perform the "double-hop migration". CodeTwo Exchange Migration helped them to make a swift move to Exchange 2013.

Read case study…

How does it work?

CodeTwo Exchange Migration is an easy-to use migration tool that operates on one of the computers within the source Active Directory domain. Using the program doesn’t require 3rd party assistance at any point of the migration. Since the program is a self-service application, it is you, the administrator, who controls the data transfer in 100%.

The main window of the Jobs tab

CodeTwo Exchange Migration was designed to give the administrator maximum comfort during the Exchange Server mailbox migration. The program configuration is very simple. The tool is equipped with the connection wizard which help establish connections with source and destination servers. Before the migration process actually begins a short migration checklist is generated verifying the environment configuration and suggesting possible improvements. 

Establishing the server connection

After establishing the server connection, you need to create a migration job (or jobs) that will help you organize the migration process. Thanks to this feature, you can migrate different mailboxes within different jobs, e.g. create a migration job just for the Sales Department. 

Migration job sections

The program can also automatically match the mailboxes on the source and target server’s end. The built-in Automatch option uses customizable matching patterns based on user attributes to link the mailboxes with their equivalents in the destination location. However, to be able to use this feature you need to establish a trust relationship between the two Exchange Server forests that will participate in the migration.

Automatch your mailboxes

Furthermore, CodeTwo Exchange Migration can prepare the target organization by populating it with mailboxes for the users selected for the migration. The administrator is free to define the pattern based on which the mailboxes will be created.

Create target mailboxes

When destination for all mailboxes have been properly defined, you are free to launch the migration. You can either do it right away or schedule the migration to be automatically triggered later on. The built-in Scheduler will help you do that in a few clicks.

Schedule the migration process

After the migration process finishes you can verify if all items from a given mailbox have been successfully migrated. A detailed log file for each migrated mailbox is generated right after the data migration finishes. What’s important, the program doesn’t remove any items from the source location. If anything goes wrong, the problem can be easily found and fixed. You can be sure none of the user data will be lost.