Set Up Exchange Administrator Account

To create an administrator account (e.g., MigrationWiz), perform the follow steps when logged into the Exchange Server.

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console.
  2. Expand the Recipient Configuration node.
  3. Right-click on the Mailbox node.
  4. Click on New Mailbox.
  5. Click on Next.
  6. Click on Next.
  7. Enter "MigrationWiz" as the first name.
  8. Enter "MigrationWiz" as the user logon name, and optionally select a user principal name (UPN) domain.
  9. Enter a password and confirm the password.
  10. Click on Next.
  11. Click on Browse to select a Mailbox database.
  12. Click on Next.
  13. Click on New.
  14. Click on Finish.

To grant the account access, perform the following from the Exchange Server machine:

  1. Open the Exchange Management Shell.
  2. Enter the following command:
    Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Add-MailboxPermission -AccessRights FullAccess -User MigrationWiz


  • The above command needs to be applied each time a new mailbox is created, since permissions are set directly on each mailbox. The administrative account will not have access until the permissions are applied.
  • In the above script, the username "MigrationWiz" should be replaced with the name of the administrative account that was set up, by following the earlier instructions in this article.
  • This username is the Administrative Username that needs to be entered under project source or destination settings, within MigrationWiz, when checkmarking the box labeled: Use Administrative Login.
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