Import PST file to public folder

Posted on 2011-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-06-13
Is their a way to import PST file to exchange 2010 public folder
Question by:Malli Boppe
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    by:Hendrik Wiese
    Please have a look at the following article to do the import:
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    Before starting the import check the size of the PST file. Default the ProhibitPostQuota is set to 2 GB which will cause an error if you try to import more data. The ProhibitPostQuota can be adjusted by using the set-publicfolderdatabase cmdlet:
    Get-PublicFolderDatabase | Set-PublicFolderDatabase –ProhibitPostQuota 3 GB
     The command above will first retrieve the Public Folder database identity and then set the ProhibitPostQuota to 3 GB instead of the default 2 GB.
    Next step is to start Outlook so we can import the PST file into the Public Folder. Before this make sure you have selected the Public Folder and got the correct permissions to create folders and place content in them.
    Select the import/export option in the file menu and the same wizard as we used for exporting will be launched. Select the option to import from another program and select the PST file.
    Make sure you select the correct location to import the data in and then press next to start the importing. Depending on the amount of data this can take some time so don’t do this if you are in a hurry.
    When the import is finished it’s time to correct the permissions using ExFolder. Just start the program and connect to the Exchange server. After the connection is made select the Tools menu followed by Options. A new window will open where you will have to enable the enable logging to file option, this is a requirement before you can run the import option. After logging is enabled select the Tools menu again and choose the option Import. Select the file created with PFDavAdmin to set the correct permissions on the imported folders.


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