6.2 Gathering System Information

  1. On the Stage 1: Identification page, review the information you need to have available in order to complete Stage 1, then click Next if you are ready to proceed.

  2. On the Exchange Login Credentials page, specify the network address of the Exchange server that you are migrating, then click Next.

    IMPORTANT:The workstation where you are running the Migration Utility must have a username and password identical to the username and password of the Exchange server. The utility displays your current username. If the Exchange server you specified does not have a corresponding username, the utility cannot access the Exchange server.

  3. On the Exchange Data File page:

    1. If this is the first time you are running the Migration Utility on this Exchange server, specify the full path name of the Exchange Data File you want to create (server worksheet item 2), then click Extract Exchange Data.

      This creates a CSV (comma-separated value) file of all users, distribution lists/groups, and public folders on the Exchange server. If you want, you can divide a large CSV file into smaller parts so you can run migration sessions for a single Exchange server on multiple workstations. For example, you might want to divide the CSV file so that data for each post office in the GroupWise domain is in a separate CSV file. This approach makes it very convenient to process each CSV file on a separate workstation.


      If you have already created the initial Exchange data file in a previous migration session, accept the displayed CSV file.

      The existing CSV file has been modified by the Migration Utility during the previous migration session so that the Migration Utility can display only the Exchange data that has not yet been migrated.

    2. Click Next to continue.

  4. On the GroupWise System Information page, browse to and select a domain database (wpdomain.db) in the GroupWise domain (server worksheet item 3) that owns the post office where you want to migrate Exchange data to, then click Next.

    NOTE:The Migration Utility can migrate to post offices in domains other than the one you specify on the GroupWise System Information page, but performance is substantially slower.

  5. On the Message Forwarding to Exchange page, specify the Internet domain name of the Exchange server (server worksheet item 4), then click Next.

    This enables migrated users to continue sending messages to Exchange users who have not yet been migrated.

  6. On the Message Forwarding to GroupWise page:

    1. If you are performing a single-stage migration, select I am migrating all users at once, so I do not need forwarding rules.


      If you are performing a multi-stage migration, specify the Internet domain name of the GroupWise system (server worksheet item 4).

      This enables unmigrated Exchange users to continue sending messages to migrated users in the GroupWise system.

    2. Click Next to continue with Section 6.3, Planning Your GroupWise System.