Need help mounting an exchange mailbox store on a different server.

I am trying to recover the email from a mailbox store. The Priv1.edb and Pub1.edb will not mount on my test server. The original Exchange server is out of commission permanently and I took the .edb files to my lab to try to extract the files. But I have 0 luck in mounting the mailbox and trying to extract the email from it. I am at my wit's end and I really need guidance on how to go about this. Would greatly appreciate any help anyone could provide. Thanks in advance.
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Whats the error in the application log when you try mounting?

Is the Exchange Organization Name the same on your new server as it was in the old?

Have you run eseutil at all to check the edb files?
Glen KnightCommented:
Without a LOT of fiddling around your not going ti be able to achieve this.
My recommendation would be to buy Kernel EDB.  It's $399 and worth it's weight in gold.

You can use it to extract the data directly from the EDB file in to PST files. You don't even need to do it in an Exchange Server.

See here:

I have it in my toolbox and I fund myself using it over and over again.  It's cheaper than the time and inconvenience of trying to get this working.

Did you copy priv.edb, priv1.stm to you lab as both this files make mailbox store.

If you have not copied the priv1.stm file then you will have to copy the priv1.stm file also
And will have to do the same for public folder database pub1.edb and pub1.stm

Once you have copied the files then we need to check the health of the database and check if the database is in clean shutdown state or not
Eseutil  /mh  "C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\Mdbdata\priv1.edb"
morarcAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the very valuble information I greatly appreciate it!
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