Export Mailbox to PST with Exchange 2007

Hello all:

Trying to export a few mailboxes to a .pst file.  The server is in another location and as far as we can tell the Firewall rules are setup to allow any and all traffic to and from the PC I am using to try the Export-Mailbox command from.  The Exchange Server itself and the other PC I am using (64 bit on the server) are both in the "Exchange Servers" security group.  When the Export-Mailbox command is run I get this following error and Diagnostic info.  PLease help...

Export-Mailbox : MapiExceptionNetworkError: Unable to make admin interface conn
ection to server. (hr=0x80040115, ec=-2147221227)
Diagnostic context:
    ......
    Lid: 15000   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: prm[1]: Pointer val: 0x000000
00
    Lid: 15000   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: prm[2]: Pointer val: 0x000000
00
    Lid: 16280   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: ComputerName: n/a
    Lid: 8600    dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: ProcessID: 6584
    Lid: 12696   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: Generation Time: 2010-03-23 1
7:18:15:665
    Lid: 10648   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: Generating component: 8
    Lid: 14744   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: Status: 10060
    Lid: 9624    dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: Detection location: 318
    Lid: 13720   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: Flags: 0
    Lid: 11672   dwParam: 0x6BA      Msg: EEInfo: NumberOfParameters: 0
    Lid: 24060   StoreEc: 0x80040115
    Lid: 23746
    Lid: 31938   StoreEc: 0x80040115
    Lid: 19650
    Lid: 27842   StoreEc: 0x80040115
    Lid: 20866
    Lid: 29058   StoreEc: 0x80040115
Eric_the_not_redAsked:
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Gregory_VConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Can you run the command directly on the exchange server via remote desktop to better diag this command?
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
No the Exchange Server is running the 64 bit OS and the command will not work.  Already tried and found that the solution was to install the admin tools on a 32 bit os system and run the command from there.  
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
Yes running the command
Export-Mailbox -Identity <userID> -PSTFolderPath s:\pstexport\file.pst

Exchange Server running SP2 client PC running SP1.  That does not make a difference does it???
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Gregory_VCommented:
The command should work directly on the servers exchange shell.  What error did you get when you remoted and ran the command directly on the servers exchange shell interface?
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
Here is what I get when run from the Server itself...

You are running on a 64-bit computer. To export to or import from a .pst file,
you must be running a 32-bit computer that has Outlook 2003 SP2 or later instal
led.
At line:1 char:1

I must say in over 15 years of Windows System Administration this is the most absurd of all of the things I have seen Microsoft do.
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cornetthdConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This is the command I use from a 32 bit workstation.

Export-Mailbox -globalcatalog server.contoso.net -Identity "alias" -PSTFolderPath "c:\exmergedata\alias.pst"

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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
Same error with -globalcatalog and the FQDN of my primary DC.  I also tried it with the DC that is serving the Exchange Server as well.
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Gregory_VCommented:
Woah, yea, I'm running it from my bes which is 32bit and outlook installed.  I'm looking to see if I can duplicate.
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cornetthdCommented:
Is your workstation 64 Bit?  
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
Nope...32 bit XP Workstation.
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Gregory_VCommented:
Can you add yourself to the Exchange Admins group....  and retry.

Then we may need to look at other things like IPV6... but run the Best Practices tool would also be recommended.   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=DBAB201F-4BEE-4943-AC22-E2DDBD258DF3&displaylang=en
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
Already in the Exchange Admins group and we are not running IPV6 anywhere.
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cornetthdCommented:
Have you tried from a different work station? is the DC you are using a global catalog?
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
Yes and Yes.  You can see now why this has been the Bain of my existance...
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Gregory_VCommented:
Ok, lets give yourself full access to the mailbox you're exporting...

Add-MailboxPermission –Identitiy “MailAlias” –User Username –AccessRight FullAccess

and then remove it, once done.

Remove-MailboxPermission –Identitiy “MailAlias” –User Username –AccessRight FullAccess
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Eric_the_not_redAuthor Commented:
That was one of the first things I did...8-(
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Eric_the_not_redConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I think this should be still listed as an educational posting.  Several good ideas listed for someone else to try.
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