Quest Migrator for Notes to Exchange
Pre- Migration. Migration. Environnement Cible. Environnement Source. Domino Server. Microsoft Exchange Online. Migration Directe de la messagerie et des calendriers. Report Pack MessageStats. Analyser l’existant / Planifier. Pre-click: Now we’ll discuss how we migrate companies from Notes to Exchange Online. We start with the Domino Server as the source environment, and Exchange Online as the target. But you will also need an on-premise Active Directory in place, and we’ll discuss why in a few moments. Click 1: Our migration process starts just like an on-premise migration, and that’s with a pre-migration assessment. Customers can use the MessageStats Report pack for Lotus Notes to analyze their existing environment and plan their migration. Microsoft’ standard offering hosts a maximum of 5,000 users, so pre-migration assessments will be very helpful in order to discovery unused or orphaned mailboxes that do not need to be migrated to the cloud. Click 2: After the pre-migration assessment is complete, it’s time to start the migration. First, NME merges the Notes objects out and creates a user object for them in the on-prem Active Directory. These objects are not activated and do not need to be mailbox enabled. If there are certain objects that you don’t want in the hosted Exchange environment, then you can remove them from the staging AD before synching on-prem and online Ads. Then, we provision any groups onto the objects in the on-prem AD. Click 3: Next, we use Microsoft’s Directory Synchronization tool to synchronize the on-prem and online AD. There are two reasons for setting up the staging Active Directory. First, native tools are unable to directly migrate Domino directory data to the cloud. In addition, even if a Notes customer has an existing AD, the native tool syncs up ALL user objects in AD to the hosted Exchange environment, whether they are used or unused. So it s a best practice at Quest to set up a new AD environment where you have control over what objects you want and can provision up groups. This again is especially important if you are migrating to a standard service where there is a 5,000 user limit. Current, there is no way to systematically enable accounts in MSOL using the Notes Migrator for Exchange. So we provide steps for users to be manually enabled. Click 4: NME then directly migrates and calendar data from Notes to Exchange Online. Click 5: Because hosted service is still in its infancy, there are still some limitations with the migration process. 1. as we mentioned earlier, there is no automatic mailbox enabling. So there are a few steps users must take to enable their accounts. 2. Setting forwarding rules in the hosted environment is not possible due to permissions allowed by Microsoft. This is not a big deal for the 500 user companies who might be migrating during off hours or over a weekend. It’s more of an affect on the 2-3k user customers. 3. Finally, Quest management tools such as Archive Manager, MessageStats, SOM and PAUC do not integrate at this time with Exchange Online. Customer evidence. PointBridge recently used NME to migrate Eddie Bauer to Microsoft Exchange Online. Fusion des objets / Provisionnement des groupes. Synchronisation AD Site vers AD en ligne. Serveur pivot sur site. Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool. Active Directory. Limitations actuelles. Activation manuelle des boites aux lettres. Transferts de messages. Intégration avec les solutions d’administration Quest.
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Quest Migrator for Notes to Exchange – Best Alternative


Recently, one of our customers was upgrading its mail system from Lotus Domino 6.5 to 8.5 or transfer it to Exchange 2010. And we were only able to find some documentation named as “MS Exchange Server 2003 Coexistence & also the migration for Lotus Domino Mail” through Technet. Also, there is not any information provided about Domino and Exchange Server 2010. So, while searching for an alternative solution I found out SysTools Mail Migration Wizard software. I downloaded the tool and after checking it, I was amazed by its results. Thus, today I will share my personal experience with all the users who are looking forward to migrating Lotus Notes emails to Exchange Server 2010.

Eminent Features of Lotus Notes to Exchange Migration Tool

  • Transfer emails from IBM Note to Exchange 2010

The software allows converting Lotus Notes to live Exchange Server 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007 directly. With this tool, user can easily map Lotus Notes NSF files to Exchange without any data loss. The IBM Notes installation is required to save the data in Exchange.

  • Lotus Domino to Exchange Server Migration

This is a suitable method if a user wants to transfer Lotus Domino to Exchange Server. There are some of the pre-requisites that are needed to be followed. The Live Domino Server is required to perform the desired conversion process. As, well as the working Exchange Server is required for batch migration.

  • Migrate Encrypted Messages

The software is capable to remove any type of encryption in NSF emails. This is an optional feature provided by the tool so, user can check or uncheck the feature as per the requirement.

  • CN Value Customization

The Lotus Notes to Exchange migration tool is built advance enough and thus it can easily convert canonical name format for the sender’s email address from the selected IBM Notes database. User can set either one SMTP name format for all the CN values or can define an individual one for each in CSV file.

  • Include Folder Option

With this option, users can easily transfer the desired mailboxes from IBM Notes account to Exchange Server. The users can type the original name of the folder, and the software will start migrating the selected folders only.

  • Map Names.nsf File

The advance utility allows users to map CN values by using the browsed Names.nsf file. The software can easily convert the Lotus Notes data by supporting CN values into the SMTP format in other email application as well.

Availability of Lotus Domino to Exchange Server Migrator

The Lotus Notes to Exchange migration tool is available in two different versions:

  • Demo / Trial Version: This version allows the users to know about the utility in a much better way before purchasing it. The user can download this version directly from the official website. As this is the trial version of the tool, hence, it comprises some of the limitations too. The free version of this software will migrate only 25 items per folder for each NSF file or in each Domino Server mailbox.

  • Licensed Version: This version of the tool can be avail only after purchasing it. User can purchase the paid version through a secure payment gateway. This licensed version does not impose any restriction on the number of data items that are exported.

Technical Aspect of Mail Migration Wizard Software

Product Name Lotus Notes to Exchange Migration Tool
Developer SysTools Group
Version 5.0
Size of the Software 19.9 MB
Processor Intel® Pentium 1 GHz processor for 32-bit and 64-bit
Hard Disk Space 30 MB of free hard disk space is required to install the software
Windows OS Windows 7/8/8.1/10, 2008/2012 (32-bit & 64-bit)

Prerequisites to Use Software

  1. The Lotus Notes client should be installed and configured properly & should be not connected with the Domino Server.
  2. MS Outlook should be installed for any valid or dummy profile/account.
  3. The software supports Exchange 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016.
  4. If the user is using Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or Vista, then they have to launch the software as “Run as Administrator”.


After examining the interface, availability, performance, and technicalities of Quest Migrator for Notes to Exchange alternative, I would like to rate this tool 9.8 out of 10. Rest, all the highlighted features mentioned here are amazing and are useful at the administrator level. The development team has shown great efforts by designing such a brilliant Lotus Notes to Exchange migration tool.