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import pst files to outlook

I have user that come on board and be has 42 pst files and he wants me to import to this inbox. Is there any easy/fast way to do this for him. I am running exchange 2003 server.


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Hutch_77Commented:
42 PST files does he keep every single email he ever received?  

IMHO if he is not the CEO or president that is a ridiculous request and he should just add them as individual outlook archives.
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officertangoAuthor Commented:
unfortunately i have to get this done for him.
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Hutch_77Commented:
what happens when that is 42 gb worth of email imported into the exchange server or best of luck 21 GB?
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NetfloCommented:
This will cause huge problems for the email client the user will be using and make the user even more mad in the long run. You need an archiving solution GFIarchiver, Symantec many more are available just Google it, anything other than importing those PSTs.

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officertangoAuthor Commented:
I guess my next questions is, is there a way to combine all 42 pst files into one pst file?
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Hutch_77Commented:
I wouldn't do it the larger the PST the more likely it is to corrupt.4 GB is about as big as I recommend them to get even tho MS says in 07/10 they can go bigger...
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officertangoAuthor Commented:
the total of 42 pst files is 1.8 gig. so if there is a way to consolidate into one pst file that would be great.
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Hutch_77Commented:
42 pst files for 1.8 GB what was the point of that?
I do not know of anythign to do a combine short of manually pulls.
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NetfloCommented:
If its 1.8GB in size import them in using exmerge

http://www.dtidata.com/resourcecenter/2007/05/11/exchange-server-tools-use-exmerge-import-pst-files/

Should have said they were small, I assumed they were all filled to capacity put them onto your exchange
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Hutch_77Commented:
Netflo is right that will take you the least amount of time..
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officertangoAuthor Commented:
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