Exmerge run on Desktop?

I run Exchange 2003 and usually have to run Exmerge for data spills. This requires logging into the server.

Is there a way to run Exmerge from windows XP? When I try and run it, it errors out and says something about the information store. I think it's looking for the store.exe or something and can't find it.

This would greatly help me out because I'm planning on delegating other admins to use Exmerge without logging directly into the Exchange server.

Thanks
snyderkvAsked:
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kjanickeCommented:
It has to be run from the server.  It relies on other objects loaded on the server.  You can't run it on an exchange server without a store either.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174197

... you must copy the Exmerge.exe and Exmerge.ini files from the CD to the ExchSrvr\Bin folder on the server's hard drive and run the .exe file from that location.
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snyderkvAuthor Commented:
Bummer. Any way to trick it or make an exmerge.ini file that points it to the bin folder on the Exchange server?
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kjanickeCommented:
For spills, you could always use subject line tracking to find the email, and then open each mailbox and delete the emails.

Spills are still a problem if the email went into a PST or OST (and OST's are sometimes set by default in the profile).

And even after an exmerge, you still have all those PST's to look thru, or you want to verify where the email was found, and I'd be willing to bet money, you could still find remains of the spill if you use the DumpsterAlwaysOn registry key.

... in fact, I have won money on that last one.

Sorry.  I haven't found a way to bluff it.  You could restrict access till the privies are needed.
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sanjosecaCommented:
Is it possible to run EXMERGE with an account has full exchange administrative priviledges on Windows XP/Windows7? The accepted solution above is not really a resolution to the original post.

Here are the errors in the exmerge log:

[11:03:54] Error opening message store (EMS). Verify that the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service is running and that you have the correct permissions to log on. - 0x8004011d ( (CMapiSession::GetMailboxesOnServer))
[11:03:54] Error getting list of mailboxes on server 'EX2K3'
[11:03:54] Error encountered getting mailbox information from the private information store database(s) on server 'EX2K3'. Make sure you have adequate permissions on the Information Store object. Please refer to the 'ExMerge.log' log file for more information.
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