IMAP server migration to Exchange 2007

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Hi, we are looking at migrating a legacy IMAP server system into Exchange 2007. We think the Transporter Suite doesn't give us enough flexibility regarding scheduling jobs for example. So we would prefer do the migrations using Powershell cmdlets. A command that is refered to in a few blogs, etc. is Move-IMAPMailboxToExchange. When I try this at the command prompt in the Exchange Management Shell, I get "is not recognised as a cmdlet". Being a newbie, I am not sure where I can find this cmdlet. Any pointers? Steve

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The nice thing about powershell commands is you can use the tab key to scroll through your options. For instance if you type move – i and then hit your tab key each time you click your tab it will show you another command starting with the letter i. I tried this on my exchange server and it did not show me a move -imapmailbox command, so it sounds like the error you got is correct. It does not exist.

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I made some progress… I was using the Exchange shell and realised I needed to use the Transporter Suite shell. The cmdlet is available in there and working.

I am now fiddling with the actual automation… Steep learning curve…

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  • Technochic
    Hey great job! And thanks for posting your progress and the resolution that works. Good to know!
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  • SteveP77
    Another problem I am facing... can someone help please? I am using the move -imapmailbox cmdlet and it's doing what it is suppose to do. Great! But now I would like to automate the migration and I cannot find a way to catch the error that are sent to the screen to a file. I have tried all the suggested methods and the output file is created but is always empty. e.g. move -imapmailbox .... (all the necessary input parameters).... | Out-File -Filepath C:tempresults.txt I also tried: move -imapmailbox .... (all the necessary input parameters).....> C:tempresults.txt 2>&1 move -imapmailbox .... (all the necessary input parameters)..... -OutVariable variable (in this case I check the content of $variable and it is empty) I am staring to suspect I am doing something wrong... :-) Any pointers? Steve
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  • SteveP77
    amed=nding previous posting... unfortunate typos the output destination file is in eac case: C:tempresults.txt so the commands I tried were: move -imapmailbox …. (all the necessary input parameters)…. | Out-File -Filepath C:tempresults.txt I also tried: move -imapmailbox …. (all the necessary input parameters)…..> C:tempresults.txt 2>&1 move -imapmailbox …. (all the necessary input parameters)….. -OutVariable variable sorry....
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  • SteveP77
    there is something wrong with the editor... I am putting a backslash after C: and after temp... so in summary the output file is results.txt in the temp directory on the C: drive. hard work this thing... Steve
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