Installation process

Installation of CodeTwo Exchange Migration depends on your migration source. Once installed, the program needs to run under a user account that belongs to an appropriate group (learn more).

In migrations from on-premises Exchange Server, the program should be installed in the source server domain - either directly on the source Exchange server or on any workstation within the source server network. Installing on the most powerful machine in your network or directly on the source Exchange Server will most likely work best - find out why. You do not have to install any agents on the target server or reconfigure connectors. The software accesses your source server mailboxes through a MAPI profile or Exchange Web Services (EWS), and copies specified items to target server mailboxes via EWS.

When you migrate from Office 365, you need to install CodeTwo Exchange Migration on any machine with a connection to both the source and the target Exchange Server environment. We recommend installing on a target server, to maximize the upload speed. The program uses EWS to connect to both environments. 

As for migrations from other servers (e.g. Gmail), the program can be installed on any machine with a connection to both the source and the target environment (installing on a target server is recommended to speed up the process). Emails from the source will be migrated via Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP).

When you install the software, a wizard opens. In the first step of the wizard you need to accept the license agreement (Fig. 1).

Exchange Migration - Installer 4
Fig. 1. Accepting the License Agreement.

Next, you will be asked to specify the location where the program will be installed. The default location will display and can be left unchanged unless it's necessary to choose differently (Fig. 2.).

Exchange Migration - Installer 2
Fig. 2. Choosing the location of the program's installation.

After the installation, the program starts automatically with the Quick Tour opened at the top of the Dashboard view (Fig. 3.).

Exchange Migration - fresh install
Fig. 3. The Quick Tour.

See also

Configuring a migration job - in this article you will learn how to configure the migration step by step.

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