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Cannot export mailboxes from Exchange 2007 to PST - Error -1056749164

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I have installed the Exchange Management Tools on a different server, which also has Office (including Outlook) installed. I tried using the domain admin's user, which is not recommended, and it failed. So i created another user, added it to the Exchange Organization Administrators group, local admin group on both the Exch 2007 and management server, added the Exchange Server Administrator Role, gave the user full access to the mailbox im trying to export, as well as the 'Receive-as' permission outlined here. I can verify full access to the mailbox using get-mailboxpermissions, but the export still fails with the same error. I did everything as outlined by Microsoft, and same problem. Any ideas? Did i miss something?
The destination server is a member server of the same domain the mail server is on. The user has access to the mailbox, and the destination drive im trying to export the PST to. I need this resolved asap.
Thanks in advance.
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The first link i provided is that page. I have done every step to the letter, and it still is not working.
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Dear mhdcommunications

Could you check whether your Exchange server 2007 SP1 has Update Rollup 4.

If not, then go through the below knowledge base article which says that issue can be occurred if Update Rollup 4 is not available.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=951747

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4686cfc1-65b1-4941-8270-211a957fa363.aspx

Microsoft Download Center
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5847


Kindly keep us posted.

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Exchange 2007 has SP2 installed
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Dear mhdcommunications,

Kindly refer the trail link
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesvrmigration/thread/3c75a6db-74a4-484c-a7f4-5b411900d09b/


Keep us posted.


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Management tools on the server exporting the mailbox were Sp1 no rollup. Installed SP2 to match the server, and same problem.
When i run the get-mailboxpermission against any mailbox, it shows a newly created user 'export' that is part of the Domain User's Security Group ONLY, and added as an Exchange Server Administrator via MMC, having FullAccess, but there are two entries, one with Deny - False, other With Deny: True. Im assuming this is the issue, and when trying to remove the entry w/ Deny-True:
Get-Mailbox | remove-MailboxPermission -User exmerge -AccessRights FullAccess -Deny:$True
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remove-MailboxPermission -id usera -User exmerge -AccessRights FullAccess -Deny:$True

It leaves the entry there. How do i remove the inherit Deny from this user, or any user? I have moved this user into different OU's, verified (numerous times) that is not part of any Security Group other than Domain Users, and as far as i can tell, should not be inheriting Deny; unless Exchange Server Administrators are by default Denied.
Any idea's? If the Exchange Server Administrators are denied by default, how am i supposed to give any account access to export mailboxes if it doesnt have permission to access the database?
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By adding the user as an Exchange Organization Administrator, It shows only 1 entry for the user 'exmerge' on any mailbox with Full Access - Deny - False, but when trying to export a mailbox, it says:

StatusCode                       : -2147467259
StatusMessage                    : The specified mailbox database "MailServer\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database" does not exist.

It does exist.
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I have a call into Microsoft, and as soon as they call back, ill post the results.
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After working with Microsoft for 7+ hours, the census was a permissions issue. However, after going through the permissions numerous times, they were unable to find what was causing it within this period of time. The user that had full control of the database, as well as each mailbox, was a local admin on both the Exchange server, and the server running the Exchange Management Tools, was NOT a memeber of the Domain, Enterprise, or Schema Admins (since they inherit Deny full control - even when the user was, the same issue occured) the error continued. I was, however, able to open, and export any/every mailbox to .pst using Outlook 2007 that was installed on the server with the Management Tools.
I was forced to stop working with MS on this issue due to time/money constraints, and since there was a viable workaround.
The Exchange server was Exchange 2007 SP2 Rollup 5. I asked the MS tech about updating to SP3 Rollup *insert # here*, and they advised it's a 'permissions' issue, and the updates would not make a difference. My thoughts; if it were a permissions issue, i wouldnt be able to open each mailbox individually, and export to .pst from Outlook.
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