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Sync PST files with Exchange 2003

We recently upgraded to Exchange 2003 from Exchange 2000. Because of the space limitation, users moved most of the data they wanted to keep to PST files in outlook. Now I have multiple PST file I would rather was stored on the Exchange server instead of lone PST files. What is the best way to import the PST data into their Exchange mailbox?
I have 25 users, each with 2-3 PST files.
Any help is appreciated, I will be here all night.
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DuNuNuBatman
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mass2612Commented:
I don't know if this is the best way but from an admin point of view using the exmerge.exe utility would be the simplest. I would not recommend merging all the PST information back into the exchange databases. E-mail is not really well suited to be used to archive e-mail. I'd probably tend to re-assess your storage capacity and provide users with a specific mailbox limit which theyt can use from now on. If you need to backup their current PST data add this to your standard backup processes.
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aa230002Commented:
Best is to use ExMerge to import the data from a .pst file to an Exchange mailbox. You just need to rename the .pst file to alias_name.pst and then run ExMerge.

265441 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265441/) Some questions and answers about the ExMerge utility
292509 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292509/) How to configure an account to use the ExMerge utility in Exchange 2000 Server and in Exchange Server 2003
273642 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/273642/) ExMerge does not work unless you have Receive As and Send As permissions on the store
262481 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262481/) ExMerge 2000 only runs on Windows 2000-based computers


Thanks,
Amit Aggarwal.
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DuNuNuBatmanAuthor Commented:
Yup, that looks like it is what I need... now if I could just get it to run http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_21863305.html
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