Exchange 2010 - Import and Export

KBRaju used Ask the Experts™
Hi Team,

I am not able to run Import and Export mailbox commands from Exchange 2010.

even i tried to run these from installing 32 bit management tools from other server.

gives error “could not connect to the target Mailbox”.

Please suggest.

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Adam BrownSenior Systems Admin
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A couple of notes here, #1, You cannot Import/Export mailboxes from/to Exchange 2010 from the 32 Bit Management tools. You must connect using the 64bit tools. Also, the computer that you initiate the import/export from must have the 64-bit version of Outlook installed. Import/Export requires, From m-manakhly's link:

Installation of 64 Bit Windows Operating System
Installation of Powershell 2.0
Installation of .NET Framework 3.51
Installation of Outlook Office 2010 64 Bit
Installation of Exchange Server 2010 management tools

The computer must also be on the Domain and the user you use must have permission to perform import/exports. If any of those requirements are missing, Import/Export will fail.


hi team,

my server is configured with hardware loadbalancer.

i have done the above things what you said, but i am getting below error.

New-MailboxExportRequest : Admin Audit Log: Entered Handler:OnComplete.
Couldn't connect to the source mailbox.
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MailboxExportReques
New-MailboxExportRequest ??

Try something like this

Export-Mailbox -Identity somebody -BadItemLimit 5 -PSTFolderPath c:\mailboxes

(The above command will export the mailbox of the user whose alias is "somebody" to PST, and this PST will go into the "c:\mailboxes" directory)



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