Using Exchange Server Migration Wizard to migrate Novell GroupWise mailboxes to Exchange Server is a big headache. You need to do a lot of preparation before starting the GroupWise to PST migration. Listed below are the requirements that you must need to meet before moving ahead in the process of migrating GroupWise to PST using Microsoft Exchange Server Migration Wizard:
- You must have to install GroupWise client to migrating data from GroupWise to PST. You need this because the Exchange Server Migration Wizard uses the GroupWise client to open mailboxes and copy data from them.
- You must have to install Outlook client.
- You must need to Grant proxy access to every GroupWise mailbox that you want to convert into the PST file. The Microsoft Exchange Server Migration Wizard uses the proxy access to open the mailbox and access data from it.
- You have to grant proxy access for every mailbox that you want to migrate to Exchange Server. Doing this will consume lot of time especially when you have to migrate 1000s of mailboxes to PST files.
If you are ready to meet all these pre-requisites and if you have enough time to manually grant proxy access to every GroupWise mailbox then the Microsoft Exchange Server Migration Wizard is the best solution to perform GroupWise to PST migration. However, if you cannot create proxy entries for every mailbox that you want to migrate to Exchange Server then you must use a third party GroupWise to PST tool.
The third party GroupWise migration tool will not ask you to create proxy settings for every mailbox account. It will only ask you to provide the user name and password of the GroupWise mailbox that you want to convert into the PST file. And if you want to convert multiple mailboxes to the PST files, then the software will help you to do this by enabling you to create a batch file for multiple GroupWise mailbox migration.
Kernel for Novell GroupWise to Exchange Server is an amazing tool that allows you to convert GroupWise to PST in just few moments. Using this tool, you can perform single or multiple GroupWise to PST migration. While using this software to migrate multiple GroupWise mailboxes, you just have to create a batch file, which is quite easy to create. That batch file will contain information, such as user’s mailbox ID, password, etc. about the GroupWise mailboxes to be converted into the PST file which the software uses to perform GroupWise to PST migration. You can Download the software from the following site: http://www.groupwisetopst.net/