mailbox management clarification using powershell

I need clarification on mailbox management using powershell /exchange management shell/snapin. Can I run the exchange management snapin from an xp or win 7 workstation ( then run the exchange commands from my pc ), or do i have to be logged into the exchange server. I see some web pages that seem to indicate you can run the commands from your workstation.

http://www.itexperience.net/export-mailboxes-from-exchange-2007-with-export-mailbox/
http://www.exchange-powershell.com/2009/11/24/delete-all-messages-after-date-from-mailbox/

Also, assuming above is possible, how do i install the EMS on my workstation , and what is the best way to delete mail from a mailbox?. I tried using "Export-Mailbox reservations -deletecontent -enddate “09/01/2010" " from the mail server EMS to delete mail prior to  the date indicated in command, but the command goes through a "moving process" is this the best way? . Ideally , I would like to do the option in exchange-powershell.com link above to export to pst , but doing so on server results with" You are running on a 64-bit computer. To export to or import from a .pst file, you must be running a 32-bit computer that has Outlook 2003 SP2 or later installed."
davesnbAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Hello,

Yes, you can run EMS from a Win XP or Win 7 workstation. You can download the 32bit version of the management tools here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11876. You can then use EMS to run powershell commands against Exchange.

You can use the option you linked if you also have Outlook installed on your workstation.

JJ

0
 
davesnbAuthor Commented:
So one last question, FROM THE EXCHANGE SERVER I tried using "Export-Mailbox reservations -deletecontent -enddate “09/01/2010" " from the mail server EMS to delete mail prior to  the date indicated in command, but the command goes through a "moving process" is this the best way FROM THE EXCHANGE SERVER?
0
 
Jamie McKillopIT ManagerCommented:
Yes, that is the best way from the Exchange server. Even though it says it is moving items, it really isn't because you have selected to the delete items.

JJ
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.