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Bring an OST to another PC and attache it to a Outlook 2010 client

Our Brasilian offices work on a 2 MB link. Thier mailboxes are on our server here. We will migrate them to Windows 7 and Office 2010. We do not have any limits on thier mailboxes. Some have several GBs size. If I install a new PC and start syncing thier mailboxes i will takes days and cause aloot of disruption to the network.

I would like first to export them here to a storage device. bring them to the site. install the new PCs and import them to their new pcs and sync the difference. what is the best way to do this? OSTs or PSTs or will this give problems?
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Yes export the mail to a PST then import that. I think you are on the right track.
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I have tried this and after import the pst into the mailbox It created duplicates.So it saw the imported emails as new ones and started syncing these. therefore it did not avoid the whole syncing
Are you importing with Outlook? There is an option screen where you can select to import duplicates or not.
Actually nevermind, now that I think about what you're doing that won't work. You're just exporting from the mailbox on the server then importing back to the mailbox on the server, correct? You will need a different solution after all.
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Looks like it may be true....the key is not to use the old computer before starting up outlook on the new one:

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/moving-ost-file-old-new-computers-t3754009.html
You should be able to just export email to a pst.  Delete all emails from exchange account, then re-import emails from pst and re-organize them as you wish.