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changing to Exchange 2007 and want to keep calendar items for users

Posted on 2010-08-19
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I have installed an SBS 2008 server with exchange 2007 in a small office. Before this it was a peer environment with each user using Outlook and keeping their own calendars.  They were using some freeware program to allow limited calendar sharing which is why they are going to exchange 2007.

When I bring each machine on to the domain and set up their exchange email in outlook, will I lose what they each have currently in their calendars?

Is there a way to switch them over to use the exchange email but bring their current calendar items automatically?

Thank you in advance!!
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by:uescomp
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You should be able to back up their *.pst file and import it into their new Outlook profile.  This file contains all of their email, contacts, and calendar appointments.

How to backup *.pst files

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/287070
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by:dgrenda
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So export their profile to a .pst, and then hook them up to exchange and then re-import their .pst file?

Is it that easy?  Do you know for sure this is a valid solution?
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Yes, I have done this before and it is fairly easy to do and should accomplish what you are trying to do here.
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Ok thank you!  I will report back tomorrow
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It appears that when I switch the workstations over to the domain, I can switch them to the exchange account without having to do any of this. THeir calendar etc stays the same and I just have the email delivered to their personal folder.

Now I wonder should I be using the "mailbox" instead?
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