Importing pst files into SBS 2008

I have used exmerge to create pst files from a SBS 2003 machine.  I am setting up a new server with SBS 2008.  I have read many many articles on the need to set up a 32 bit machine to complete this process.  I have a XP SP3 with Outlook 2003.  I have Exchange SP3 on the server and therefore downloaded Exchange 2007 SP3 32bit and installed the .Net framework, the Management console and the Windows PowerShell on it.  When I start the Powershell and run the cmdlet import-mailboxes -identity -pstfolderpath c:\pstfiles costumes I get the error "import-mailboxes is not recognized as a cmdlet, etc.  I have spent several hours trying to resolve this. I did see a posting with a solution that said need to turn off the firewall.  I found several postings that said to do that edit the GPO to disable the firewall but I could not get it to work so I just disabled the firewall service on the XP machine.  I am not sure that was the problem but I did it and it did not resolve.  I have set the users with exchange administrator role and also as local administrator on the XP machine.  I found some references to a pssnapin that had to be added but got no where with that.  I really am at a loss on what to try next and would appreciate any help to get this resolved.  Exmerge was soooo easy.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Two things:

First, the command is import-mailbox.  ...   Not import-mailboxes , the latter will report command not found because it isn't a valid command.

Secondly, if you are launching a simple powershell window, that won't load the exchange cmdlets, so again the command will not be found. You must type the proper command into tge "exchange management shell" which is a custom powershell environment that is installed when you nstall the 32-bit exchange 2007 management tools.

while firewall rule can interfere with importing mailboxes, they won't produce the error you reported. Something more basic is wrong or being missed.

The command is
You can use exmerge against Exchange 2007 even though it is not supported by MS
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dashmanAuthor Commented:
I missed typed the command that I was using.  It is import-mailbox not mailboxes.  When I look at the power shell that opens it does say "windows power shell".  So I have just started the setup process again and when I went to the next step in the installation process I did not see that there were two choices: install exchange server typical and custom.  I had chosen next for typical and got an error saying could not install on 32 bit.  But now I went to custom and installed only the management tools.  So now I do have the exchange shell and can run the cmdlets.  I did not realize that the pst files had to be on the local workstation but when I did move them there it WORKED.  Thanks. But I still think exmerge was so much easier for basic moving of pst files.
Yep, I miss exmerge and as I said earlier, you can still use it against exchange 2007 even though it is not officially supported
Thanks for the points :-(

You can give assisted solution points you know...
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