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archiving old exchange 2007 mailboxes

Posted on 2009-12-17
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I have a bunch of users that are leaving after the  first of the year. For legal reasons they want to hold on to their emails. What is the best way for doing this, is there a way to archive the mailbox on the server side to like a thumb drive so that users have theses emails in a format that they can read?
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Hello pwtadmin,

Third party software :
- GFI Software (allow you to easily read archived mail, search,...) : http://www.gfi.com/mailarchiver/marfeatures.htm
- Quest Software : http://www.quest.com/newsroom/news-releases-show.aspx?contentid=2793

Powershell cmdlet Export-Mailbox (export to a PST from Start) :

Export-Mailbox -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> -TargetMailbox <MailboxIdParameter> -TargetFolder <Target_Folder_Name> -StartDate "<Month/Day/Year> <Time>" -EndDate "<Month/Day/Year> <Time>"

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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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Are these user in a specific OU or Mailbox Store ??
You can run the command
How to Export Mailbox Data
Exchange Server 2007 Export Mailbox task

Get-Mailbox | Export-Mailbox -PSTFolderPath C:/PST (create a PST folder under C drive)

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In order to export 2007 mailboxes to a pst, you have to be on a 32bit computer with 32bit exchange management tools.

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