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import mail from pst to exchange server.

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I want to move all mailbox contents (mail, calendar, contacts..)from a pst file to exchange server. What is the easiest way to do this. I hate to have to drag each folders... i am converting from google apps to exchange 2007.

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If you have Exchange 2007 SP1 installed, you can use:

Import-Mailbox -Identity <mailboxUser> -PSTFolderPath <PSTFileLocation>
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Note that the above is a PowerShell command and here is the Microsoft guide for it:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb266964(EXCHG.80).aspx

If you don't have SP1 installed and aren't keen to update, there are ways to make Ex-Merge work with Exchange 2007, such as this one:
http://www.exchangeinbox.com/article.aspx?i=88
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Or if you prefer using a workstation. Configure Outlook to open the Exchange mailbox. Make sure to close the .pst if it's in the folder list. Now use the File->Import and Export. Choose from another program. Select Personal Folders (.pst). Point it to the .pst file. Make sure you select the top folder folder to import into.
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Can you import from ost file also?
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I don't believe so, but there are any number of tools available to convert .ost files to .pst files.
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Remember .ost files are cached mailbox copies. Therefore if you've done proper Exchange backups you shouldn't fall to needing to import .ost files.
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if you want to do it from the client to the server..

http://www.techieshelp.com/how-to-backup-and-restore-your-email-to-pst/

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If you are looking to automate a large enterprise migration of PST files form workstations onto respective mailboxes, DataMills I think should have this solution that can scale to many thousands..http://www.datamills.com
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