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Remotely creating a PST file

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Hi

We have a remote site, and I need to create a PST from the mailbox of a user out there.

Apart from remote connecting to his machine and creating the PST, is there other way to do it (via Exchange, Webmail etc)? Do I actually need to open his Outlook profile (either by remotely connecting to his machine or logging on as him) to do this?

The client is Outlook 2003 and we are running Exchange 2003 Sp2.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Are you setup for HTTP over RPC?
If you are, you can setup a local PC to use Outlook over the web to access his Exchange account on your PC and then you can export the info to a .PST file locally.
If you are not setup to use HTTP over RPC, then remote desktop is the only other option I can think of.
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by:kam_uk
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Hi

Thanks, so what's the difference between running Outlook Anywhere on a local PC and exporting to PST, and just logging onto a local PC as him, running Outlook and then copying to PST? I'm still using Outlook over the WAN?

Cheers!
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by:Alan Hardisty
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If you mean the difference between Outlook Anywhere at your site and logging on to a local PC on the user's remote site, nothing - apart from the travel element!
If you mean something else - I don't understand the question.
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by:kam_uk
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:)

I meant the difference between Outlook Anywhere at my site, and using native Outlook on my site to access the same box?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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I am assuming you can answer that question yourself!
If you can do it all locally, why mention the Remote site? - If your remote site can be accessed locally, then what sort of answer are you looking for?
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by:kam_uk
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....I was wondering if you could create a PST through Exchange really, or any non-Outlook method?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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You could use EXMERGE to do this.
Are you trying to save time, effort, or are just being curious as to the methods available to create a .PST file for some fair or foul means?
It sounds like you don't even need to ask the question as you are aware of methods already, so I am wondering why you are asking!
 
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I didn't actually know you could create PST using Exmerge! Thanks for answering my questions!
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Alan Hardisty earned 2000 total points
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Have a read of this - might help you.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174197/EN-US/
Alan
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