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Hi all,

I have just installed Kerio 8.2 and until now i just fine. On some parts there is a bit to do but all in all it is very cool alternative to Exchange.

Now i have some questions regarding migration from exchange to kerio.

First of all, can i install the AD integration of Kerio beside the Exchange 2003 ? Does it interfere with Exchange?

Now to Migration:
As in an KB article you can migrate the users to Kerio. Just some cool migration utility. But here come my questions:

Every User will be created on kerio with it's DEFAULT E-Mail Address, this will be the USERNAME in Kerio, How do I connect such a User to my AD? The Username in AD is different to the User in Kerio?

We have here a different AD-Domain than out Internet E-Mail Domain. So we have users which are in and some are in some-domain.local. How do i get them in ONE Kerio Domain?

The Username is always "username@some-domain.local" and my default E-Mail Address is "firstname.lastname<_at_>". So how do i match that?

Pavel Špalek (Kerio)

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You can install AD extension, create domain in Connect and map this domain to AD in administration. Activate the users from AD. Migration tool doesn't create users if they already exist, but unfortunately the username is created from primary SMTP address, so if you have different user name, you won't be able to migrate user mailbox to the same AD user in Connect (in your case new user firstname.lastname will be created).
Two different domains problem can be solved by migrating first part of the users from the your first internet domain, then renaming Connect domain to the second name and migrating the rest of the users.

Pavel Špalek
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