Exchange Scout will help plan and organize your migration to Office 365; it will list and find all permissions, group memberships, forwarding and reverse permissions to the mailboxes in your organization. This will allow you to ensure all necessary permissions and memberships are retained for the transition to Office 365, while also enabling you to perform cleanup of your environment to make the migration easier and more cost-effective.
Using Exchange Scout saves resources, mitigates risks and follows best practices for an optimal migration process. Management is happy with the smooth migration; users are not disrupted from their typical working environment; and money is saved without the loss of productivity. Additionally, administrators will finally have a full report on their current environments, and the ability to have clean scripting for Office 365, which can be replicated perfectly after your migration.
*The scripts to apply these permissions to office 365 environment are also created and will use the csvs that the tool created to apply the permissions directly to Office 365.
Exchange Scout can also be used to check permissions and security on your exchange server before the migration, allowing you to cleanup any unwanted permissions or mailboxes. The tool will also help you plan your migration by listing all shared mailboxes and groups in the organization so you can perform cleanup of your environment to make the migration easier.
Exchange Scout will do a complete inventory of your on premise exchange environment and output a csv file of all:
These csvs can be viewed within Exchange Scout when it is ran on a server with no excel installed.
Switching to Office 365 without Exchange Scout means significantly more time and hassle for administrators who would otherwise only have the option to:
Advanced troubleshooting is another key benefit to using Exchange Scout. Running Exchange Scout before the migration reveals current issues within your company’s system set-up including: obsolete or unused mailboxes; invalid mailbox permissions; and outdated group member accesses.
Adjusting these problems prior to your Office 365 migration will generate clean and clear PowerShell scripts for recreating groups, group memberships and permissions in your new, cloud-based environment.
Exchange Scout is FREE by designating MessageOps as your Partner of Record. By setting MessageOps as your Partner, we receive financial support from Microsoft that enables us to continue developing these type of tools that are on our site. The process is detailed on the Setting MessageOps as your Partner page. Once MessageOps is set as your partner, follow this link and request a license key.
If you do not want to set MessageOps as your Partner, the Exchange Migration tool can be purchased directly from the MessageOps Store. Pricing is based on the number of mailboxes in your Office 365 subscription/tenant, and is licensed and supported on a per- year basis.
Exchange Scout can be ordered through the MessageOps Store. We will give you a full refund if you are not completely satisfied.