Solved

Importing existing outlook.pst files into Exchange

Posted on 2006-06-14
10
294 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
Hi,

I am migrating to exchange.  What I am womdering is how to import my outlook.pst files into the new exchage mailboxes.
Hope someone can help
Stephen
0
Comment
Question by:cstephen100
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
10 Comments
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 200 total points
ID: 16907122
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:krais99
ID: 16907171
ExMerge would be your best bet to import mass quantities of pst files into the exchange server.

Otherwise you can do single PC imports by configuring Outlook to connect to the Exchange server, then go to File->Import and Export->Import from another program or file->Personal Folder File(.pst)
0
 

Author Comment

by:cstephen100
ID: 16907448
Do I run Exmerge.EXE on each client PC thats connecting to exchage, I assume its straight forward?
Thanks
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:ppuro
ID: 16907518
You don't need to run Exmerge on each client machine.Just run exmerge and it will ask you for the path of PST's.

It will list all the mailboxes on the exchange server and will import appropriate PST's in to each mailbox, provided the PST's name is as per the mailbox's given name.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16907520
DOWNLOAD the utility.  As I recall, it has documentation within it.

I've not used it to put mail into exchange, but if it works like it does pulling mail out of exchange, you will get everyone's PST file and rename it after their user name and put them in one folder.  Then run exmerge and it will import everything.

This has some important notes on using ExMerge:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_21524407.html

This links have relavent how-to information:
http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-1035_11-1054695.html
0
Free book by J.Peter Bruzzese, Microsoft MVP

Are you using Office 365? Trying to set up email signatures but you’re struggling with transport rules and connectors? Let renowned Microsoft MVP J.Peter Bruzzese show you how in this exclusive e-book on Office 365 email signatures. Better yet, it’s free!

 

Author Comment

by:cstephen100
ID: 16907609
Hi
Downloaded file but I get  the following wen run program "EXCHMEM.dll" wa not found?
Thanks
Again
Stephen
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16907638
Read the notes and documentation on it - you have to copy that file from the Exchange installation to the folder in which you have Exmerge.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
ppuro earned 100 total points
ID: 16907642
You need to copy exmerge.exe and dll file to exchsrvr/bin directory.
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 16907646
We can probably walk you through it, but we could underestimate or overestimate yourskills and innocently or absent mindedly omit a detail or two - read the documentation, then ask us more questions if you still have them.  As I recall, the Exmerge docs are not very long.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cstephen100
ID: 16907690
Thanks very much.
No need to walk me through it, im good to go, thanks to experts-exchange.
Cheers
Stephen
0

Featured Post

Don't lose your head updating email signatures!

Do your end users still have the wrong email signature? Do email signature updates bore you or fill you with a sense of dread? You can make this a whole lot easier on yourself by trusting an Exclaimer email signature management solution. Over 50 million users do...so should you!

Join & Write a Comment

We are happy to announce a brand new addition to our line of acclaimed email signature management products – CodeTwo Email Signatures for Office 365.
Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
In this video we show how to create a mailbox database in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Data…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

758 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now