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Automated PST migration tool or script

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Hi There,

I am doing a migration project for about 50 users where they are currently using Outlook 2010 connected to a 3rd party email server using POP3.  This means that their mail stores are in PST format and some have multiple multiple PST (when more than 2gb) archives.

I will be migrating their domain and deploying SBS 2008 with Exchange.  Is there a tool or script I can use to migrate the PST files into the Exchange server?

Thanks

Wayne
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You can try this

Get-Mailbox –Database <name of database> | Import-Mailbox -PSTFolderPath c:\PSTs

Here
http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/management-administration/exchange-2007-sp1-mailbox-management-part1.html
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where all your PST's are saved with mailbox names in c:\psts
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by:Wayne88
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Thanks sunnyc7, I will give that a go and let you know.
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On second thoughts this seems to be manual work and for that many workstations this is a bit tedious. I am looking to automate it.
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You will have to get all 50 PST's in one place before you start importing using any script - dont you think ?

Automation can take care of putting those PST's in exchange using 1 script - instead of manually doing 50 imports in 50 outlook's.
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Well, that's the thing I am trying to avoid.  If I have to go through each workstation and manually look for the PST files then transfer them to a common place before scripting it will  just takes too much time.  If that is the case, then while I am at it I can also upload the PST file manually to Exchange instead of copying it to a common location then uploading it later.

In anycase, I think I have found my solution here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/Shell/Batch/Q_23747240.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+all+migrat+pst

This automation seems to be good for me and can be automated via login script.
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Bluedevil fan is a genius :)
He's really good.
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