Automatic extraction of users mail to a PST file

I'm in the middle of a new install to Exchange 2K3 from 5.5  (actually its SBS2K3) for a small office of about 30 users. Currently I'm logging in as each user and exporting all of their Outlook data to a PST file. Upon installation of the new server, I'll be importing the PST files into the new server.

I'm not upgrading, I want everything new, no corruption so I figure this is the best approach. However it's very time consuming. I'm wondering if there is a tool that I can run as administrator to automatically extract each users Outlook data to the PST file without much interaction.

Also, if anyone has any warnings for me, regarding this approach, please voice them!

Thanks For Any Help you may provide!

waltb123Asked:
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SembeeCommented:
You need exmerge. Free download from Microsoft. It does the same thing that you are doing manually - exports to a pst file. You can then import the email in to the new server using the same tool.

Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=429163ec-dcdf-47dc-96da-1c12d67327d5&DisplayLang=en

Tutorial: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/ExMerge-Recover-Mailbox.html

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waltb123Author Commented:
Thanks for tip!
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