When specifying source and target containers within Exchange Migrator and the EM CLI, do I base this (NETIQKB1418)

  • 7701418
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 08-Sep-2008


When specifying source and target containers within Exchange Migrator and the EM CLI, do I base this information on the Display Name or the Directory Name?

Exchange Migrator 1.x

Exchange Migrator 2.x


When specifying containers in Exchange Migrator (EM) this should be based on the Directory Name. Specifying a Display Name of a container will not work if the Directory Name is not the same as the Display Name.

If you are encountering an issue where EM cannot locate a particular container you have specified, you may check the validity of the container name by using LDP.exe included in the Windows 2000 support tools. This tool will only resolve a container based on Directory Name.

To use LDP.exe to to verify container name existance, perform the following steps.

  1. Start Ldp.exe at the run line or through a command line on a computer running the Windows 2000 support tools.

  2. Click Connection, and then click Connect.

  3. Type the server name of the Exchange 5.5 server that you want to connect to, in the case of Exchange 2000 you can specify the name of the Exchange server if it is a domain controller. However, if the Exchange 2000 server is a member server, you must still specify a domain controller since you will be searching the Active Directory.

  4. Specify the port number. Usually, the port number will be 389 for Exchange 2000 servers as well as Exchange 5.5 servers. The exeption would be an Exchange 5.5 server installed on a Windows 2000 Domain Controller which uses port 389 for Active Directory and therefore Exchange 5.5 would have to run on a different port, 390 for example. Then click OK.

  5. Click Connection, and then click Bind.

  6. Type the user name, password, and domain name, then click OK.

  7. Click View, and then click Tree.

  8. Leave the BaseDN field blank and click OK.

  9. Browse to locate the container


Please contact Technical Support to create a Support Request for any issues you encounter that are not addressed by the User Guide, any Knowledge Base articles found on the website, or current Hotfixes or Service Packs available for download.

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Formerly known as NETIQKB1418