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Complete Guide For Migrating On Office 365 Using Cutover Migration – Part 2!

by Lalita Negi on May 4th 2018

After learning various factors, certain effects and the whole process of Office 365 migration with cutover migration method, next we are going to talk about steps included to run the cutover migration.

So, get ready as we are going to start the cutover migration process for your Office 365 migration requirement.

Preparing For Office 365 Cutover Migration

 

Prior to migrating mailboxes over MS Office 365 with cutover migration, few changes are required to be done on the Exchange Server that you are currently using.

Firstly, configure the Outlook Anywhere to the on-premises Exchange Server

In email migration, Outlook Anywhere is being used for linking to the on-premises Exchange Server. The use of Outlook Anywhere makes the configuration of Exchange 2013 fully automatic.

For Office 365 Cutover Migration, one should use a reliable certification authority along with Outlook Anywhere

This certification will enable you to include Outlook Anywhere as well as Autodiscover other services for flawless migration.

Authenticate if you can easily link to Exchange organization with Outlook Anywhere

Following methods can help you test the connectivity.

           Try on Outlook from the external network from your corporate to link on the on-premises Exchange server.

           Microsoft Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer can be used to verify the settings of connection.

           The connection can automatically be verified; hence wait for the same after connecting Office 65 over email system.

           Set up permissions

Every user account on the on-premises Exchange server should have required permissions that allow them to access mailboxes on the server which are being migrated to MS Office 365 with cutover migration.

Following permissions are required to admin to migration mailboxes

           The admin should have a permission for FullAccess for all mailboxes.

           Receive As permit has to be assigned to migration admin for mailbox database of on-premises exchange in which user mailboxes are saved.

           Unified Messaging should be disabled – In case united messaging is enabled, make sure to turn it off before starting the migration process. Once the migration is done, you can turn it on.

           Make safety groups and clear off Delegates – As no one can detect email migration, no group that is migrated can be provisioned as security in MS Office 365. So, if one seeks to have any such group in this system, one should firstly make a mail-enabled empty security group within Office 365 prior to run the cutover migration process.

This is all about the preparation for migrating to Office 365 using Cutover Migration. In the next part, you will find information on running cutover migration to Office 365 for the flawless transition.

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