Migrating from Exchange 2010 SP1+

Destination Platform - Exchange


  • PowerShell, bundled with Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 and higher. If Powershell is not installed on your workstation, you can download it (as part of WMF) from Microsoft.
  • The credentials (username and password) of an administrative user in Exchange 2010 SP1+.
  • The name of any mail enabled account within Exchange 2010 SP1+.
  • The URL for Autodiscovery, or the Direct Exchange Web Services URL for your Exchange 2010 SP1+ installation. Something like https://yourserver/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml.
  • Setup application impersonation for Exchange 2010 SP1+.

For information about migrating Exchange Public Folders please see the knowledgebase article.

Source Platform Prerequisites

Installing Powershell

If you're running Windows Server 2008 R2 and above, or Windows 7 and above then Powershell is installed and you dont need to do anything! If not then you will need to download it from Microsoft.

Installation is easy, just follow the steps of the installer.

Setting up Application Impersonation for Exchange

When migrating from Exchange 2010 or above, you will need to set up application impersonation in order for CloudM Migrate to access and migrate your users.

To do this, you need to open a powershell session within your Exchange server and use the following command:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Name "CloudMigratorImpersonation" –Role "ApplicationImpersonation" –User ADMIN

Replacing ADMIN with the email address of an administrator user on your Exchange server.

Select your configuration

Select the Exchange 2010 SP1+ configuration item.

Source Platform - Exchange 2010 SP1+

Choose Exchange 2010 SP1+ as the migration source and enter your Exchange 2010 SP1+ settings into CloudM Migrate and then click next.


  • Autodiscovery Service URL – In order to connect to the correct server, autodiscovery is used to obtain the server information. Input the URL to the autodiscovery service for your domain. The value for your Microsoft Exchange server is like https://yourserver/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml.
  • Admin Username – Enter the full email address of your Microsoft Exchange admin user.
  • Admin Password – Enter the password of the admin user.
  • Domain Name – Enter the domain name you will be migrating from. This should be the Internet domain name, not the local domain name.
  • Test User Name – Enter an email address of an active user within your Microsoft Exchange system. This account is used to test connections as in most cases the admin account will not be mailbox enabled.

CloudM Migrate will now perform a small connection test to verify that the details you have entered are correct. If this fails you may have entered something incorrectly. If you are failing to resolve the issue please contact CloudM Support via the chat icon.

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