Features of Kernel Migrator for Exchange
Advance planning with Pre-Migration Analyzer Advance planning with Pre-Migration Analyzer

This solution has an in-built Pre-Migration Analyzer that allows administrators to get approximate idea of the possible duration of migration. The analyzer predicts it from network speed (and some other parameters) and displays the details in a tabular format.

Exchange to Exchange Migration Exchange to Exchange Migration

This solution migrates mailboxes from one version of Exchange to another without any disruption to end users. For this, you need not invest a lot of time and effort as with the manual migration. Migrations can be done in the same domain (single/multiple Exchange) or between different domains. Also, the Exchange Migrator allows admins to perform migrations in on-premises as well as hosted Exchange environments.

Cross-forest Exchange Migration Cross-forest Exchange Migration

Migrating data between two different Active Directory forests may get annoying. The lengthy manual process of writing PowerShell Commands, establishing trust relationship between source and destination servers is not so easy. Exchange Migrator simplifies this complicated Exchange Server migration process with the use of advanced features and easy-to-understand wizards.

Public Folder Migration Public Folder Migration

Public folders contain large amount of data for different users which makes them large, and consequently more vulnerable to issues at the time of migration. However, solution makes migration of public folders along with the client permissions/ settings quite easy and smooth. It also avoids migrating duplicate public folder content.

Exchange/Office 365 to Office 365 migration Exchange/Office 365 to Office 365 migration

Migrating your large organization’s data to Office 365 can be challenging and tiresome. This solution migrates multiple user mailboxes to and from any version of Exchange Server/Office 365 to Office 365. It also facilitates the option to smoothly migrate between two Office 365 tenants.

Quick mailbox mapping Quick mailbox mapping

While migrating the data, sources mailboxes need to be mapped with the target mailboxes. And with this solution, you can do it automatically or using a CSV file.

Agent-based load sharing Agent-based load sharing

The solution lets sharing migration load with network computers using them as agents. This makes the process a little quick and efficient even if you lack server resources.

Migration scheduling Migration scheduling

The solution allows to schedule the migration or a related task to initiate it automatically at a specified day or time. Just as with all migrations, blackout timings (to pause the migration) can also be specified while scheduling the migration jobs.

Limits/permissions migration Limits/permissions migration

It’s not just mailboxes/public folders, but their limits and permissions are also migrated with them. Mailbox rights, Send on behalf, Send as, Message delivery restrictions, public folder administrative rights/client permissions, message size restrictions, and limits are migrated this way.

Outlook profile migration Outlook profile migration

After Exchange migration, one can update Outlook profiles using this solution instead of updating them manually. Also, it performs migration of Outlook rules and folder permissions. It can be done in three different ways – by mapping by user names, mapping by user SIDs, or mapping from CSV.

Coexistence during migration Coexistence during migration

The solution achieves one way or two-way synchronization between the source and destination environments during Exchange migration. Alterations to emails, calendar invites, contacts etc. at the source/destination end will be reflected at the other end automatically.

No duplicate migration No duplicate migration

Exchange Migrator tags the migrated mailbox items at the source and destination servers. So the solution will not migrate the previously migrated items.

Report console & notifications Report console & notifications

The web based Report Console lets users to keep track of the migration status. It gives status and history of migrations and other tasks performed. Also, one can configure notifications to get email alerts whenever a migration related task is cancelled, interrupted, or completed.

Migration rollback Migration rollback

At times, migration will have to be rolled back. It is possible with Exchange Migrator. The solution helps to roll back the migration completely and clean all the footprints. In this way, one can undo mailbox migrations, public folder migrations, GAL synchronizations, and all other related jobs.

Types of Exchange Migrations
Cross-forest Migration (Different Domains) Intra-forest Migration (Within Same Domain) Hosted/Hybrid Migration
  • Migrate to-and-from Exchange server (2003/ 2007/ 2010/ 2013/ 2016) between two different domains or Active Directories.
  • Exchange 2003 to 2007/2010
  • Exchange 2007 to 2010/2013
  • Exchange 2010 to 2013/2016
  • Exchange 2013 to 2016
  • Migrate from any on-premises Exchange Server to Office 365
  • Any on-premises Exchange Server to Hosted Exchange Server (all versions)
  • Office 365 to Office 365 Migrations
  • Office 365 to Hosted Exchange
  • Office 365 to On-Premises Exchange
  • Hosted Exchange to Office 365
  • Hosted Exchange to On-Premises Exchange
  • Hosted Exchange to Hosted Exchange
Basic System Requirements
  • Pentium 4 Class or higher Processor, Recommended RAM: 8 GB, 1 GB free space for software installation
Supported Exchange Servers
  • Windows OS (both 32-bit and 64-bit editions):- Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Server 2003 / Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 / Windows server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012 / Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Virtual environments: - Hyper-V Server 2008 / Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 / Hyper-V Server 2012 / Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 / VMware ESX Server / VMware ESXi Server / Microsoft Virtual PC
  • Exchange Servers: - Exchange 2000 Server / Exchange Server 2003 / Exchange Server 2007 /Exchange Server 2010 /Exchange Server 2013 /Exchange Server 2016
  • Microsoft Outlook versions (both 32-bit & 64-bit)- Outlook 2000 / Outlook 2003 / Outlook 2007 / Outlook 2010 / Outlook 2013
  • For Report Console - .NET Framework 4.0 - Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher - IIS 5.1 or higher
  • For Profile Manager - It is mandatory to have GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) installed on the system where software is installed.
  • Anonymous Authentication in Security - Required while connecting any Outlook profile to Office 365 and Exchange 2013.
Exchange Server Prerequisites
  • Exchange Server 2000 - Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later, Exchange Server 2000 Management Tools, Windows 2000 Administrative Tools
  • Exchange Server 2003 - Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later, Exchange Server 2003 Management Tools, Internet Information Server (IIS), Windows Server® 2003 SP1 Administrative Tools Pack
  • Exchange Server 2007 - Any of the following Microsoft Outlook versions: - Microsoft Outlook 2003 - Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Microsoft Outlook 2010, Exchange Server 2007 Management Tools, IIS, Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0, Microsoft® Management Console (MMC 3.0), Windows PowerShell 1.0
  • Exchange Server 2010 -
    • Any of the following Microsoft Outlook versions: - Microsoft Outlook 2007 - Microsoft Outlook 2010 - Microsoft Outlook 2013
    • Exchange Server 2010 Management Tools
    • IIS 6 Management Console
    • Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0
    • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    • Windows Management Framework Core (KB968930) including PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0
  • Exchange Server 2013 -
    • Any of the following Microsoft Outlook versions: - Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Outlook 2007 Service Pack 3 with the Outlook 2007 November 2012 update (12.0.6665.5000) - Outlook 2010 Service Pack 1 with the Outlook 2010 November 2012 update (14.0.6126.5000)
    • Exchange Admin Center 2013
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later
    • Windows Management Framework 3.0 or later
    • IIS 6 Management Console or later
  • Exchange Server 2016 -
    • Any of the following Outlook versions: - Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Outlook 2010 with KB2965295
    • Exchange Server 2016 Management Tools
    • .NET Framework 4.5.2 or later
    • IIS 6 Management Console or later
    • Windows Management Framework 4.0 or later
  • Office 365 -
    • Any of the following Microsoft Outlook versions: - Outlook 2007 SP2 - Outlook 2010 SP1 for 64-bit - Outlook 2010 14.0.7106.5003 for 32-bit - Outlook 2013
    • Internet Connectivity
    • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later
    • Windows PowerShell 2.0

NOTE: Connecting to Office 365 as destination requires you to select a Global Administrator User Mailbox, which has full access to all mailboxes.

Create a pre-migration analysis job for mailbox migration.

Create a pre-migration analysis job

Select the Exchange server and specify the mailboxes that are to be migrated

Select the Exchange server and specify the mailboxes

Provide the filtering details to identify the messages that are to be migrated.

Provide the filtering details to identify the messages

View the details provided by the user for pre-migration analysis.

View the details provided by the user

Mailbox migration analysis done by Kernel Migrator for Exchange.

Mailbox migration analysis done by Kernel Migrator for Exchange

On what basis does the Pre-Migration Analyzer calculate the time required for the migration? Is it exact?

When you perform a pre-migration analysis, you have to provide a few details like number of agents and the network speed. On the basis of this information, Exchange migration tool will calculate the time required for the migration. However, this is an approximation only.

The native migration features vary according to the versions of Exchange. So, how does Kernel Migrator for Exchange deal with it?

Kernel Migrator for Exchange supports all the versions of Exchange. And the migration procedure is same for all the versions. So it is easier and more convenient than native Exchange/Office 365 migration methods.

Cross-forest migration must be a complex process. How to handle that efficiently using this tool?

Cross-forest Exchange migrations are extremely complex. However, it is not difficult if you are using Kernel Migrator for Exchange, as it has a simple and user-friendly interface.

Is it possible to reverse Exchange migration?

Yes. It is possible to undo the migration and all the related processes if you have performed the migration using Kernel Migrator for Exchange. After undoing the migration, you can initiate a fresh migration at any time.

What challenges do end users face after migration using Exchange Migrator tool?

Exchange/Office 365 migrations performed using Kernel Migrator for Exchange are complete in every respect. Administrators can even execute the migration in such a way that working hours are not disturbed. After the successful migration of mailbox limits/permissions, GAL synchronization, automatic Outlook profile update, Outlook rules/permission migration, and establishment of smooth co-existence, end users do not face any considerable challenges.

Client Testimonials
  • Mohideen Yassar IT Administrator at Beta Information Technology

    We are very satisfied with the product and its great support in configuration part from scratch. I wish to share extended thanks and very good feedback regarding technical support team that helped us lot in explanation, installation and configuration of Kernel Migrator Exchange for performing Office 365 Tenant to tenant migration.

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