Importing data from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007

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We are running Exchange 2007 SP3. Our users use Outlook 2007 SP2

I need to export a user's mailbox date to a PST file as one of our users is moved to another country and will need a new mailbox set up there (same org). The quickest way for me to do this is to use Outlook to export the data to a PST, then when his new mailbox is up he can re-import the PST.

BUT - the only machine I have spare to export the PST is using Outlook 2003.

Is there any issue with exporting mailbox data using Outlook 2003 for use on a mailbox that will use Outlook 2007?

This article implies that 2003 and 2007 use the same PST format http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/create-and-use-pst-data-files-in-different-versions-of-outlook-HP001231987.aspx

[I know I can also export using EMS but this is my preferred method].
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Hi,

Yes you can export the mailbox to a PST with no issues, just need to ideally create a PST which is Unicode, as that has a limit of 20GB. After that just perform an export to that PST.

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830336
You will be fine with 2003/2007. The change to PST format was before these versions.

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