import pst from exchange

Hi experts

Many thanks for the help you offered in the past..

I would like to know how I can import a user's pst files to back to his local machine from exchange 2010

thanks

Kuzum
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AkhaterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
New-MailboxImportRequest
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607310%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx

This should help from server side

- Rancy
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
Thank you. Can you please be more specific? I need a mailbox exported to a pst file?

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Jaroslav MrazCTOCommented:
Hi,

exchange using difrent format then PST. If user have localy some PST files they are not on exchange and you must add them manualy like before.

If you reinstaled or deleted account simple add it again.

here are some more

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842284
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraConnect With a Mentor Solutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Ohk ... in the comments its everywhere written as Import

This should be more clear if any doubts do let me know

Using the Exchange 2010 SP1 and SP2 Mailbox Export features
http://www.stevieg.org/tag/new-mailboxexportrequest/

Using the Exchange 2010 SP1 and SP2 Mailbox Export features
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/ff607299.aspx

- Rancy
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
thank you. I guess after exporting them to a pst file on a network share, there would be no harm to actual mailbox ?? It should not affect the way it works now ?

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AkhaterCommented:
no it will not affect it
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
No harm in anyways

- Rancy
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox name.sirname -FilePath \\192.168.178.32\c$\file.pst


What is wrong with this path?

folder files.pst has granted with Exchange account with full permission.

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kuzumAuthor Commented:
Hi,
I'm keep receveing invalid path errors. Can someone please help me?

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox firstname.surname -FilePath \\192.168.178.32\C:\pst\file.pst

I created a folder on user's machine as C:\pst\file.pst and gave relevant permission to access as you mentioned in your links but still receveing errors.

what is the best of presenting a path ?
regards
Kuzum
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox firstname.surname -FilePath \\192.168.178.32\C:\pst\file.pst

Create a Shared folder on whatever that server is and can you ping that IP and access share with that IP ??
Cant be C: :(

- Rancy
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
created on another server on 192.168.116.2\D$\file.pst

I can access to this share from exchage but still receving the same error:(

What else can cause this? I going mad with this!
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Why dont you try with the NBIOS name of the server instead of the IP address .... something like lets say i create a Share folder name "PST" on ABC server so the the filepath would be like

-FilePath \\ABC\PST\UserAlias.pst

- Rancy
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
thanks. I tried that but still receving the same error. Error is " The path specified was to a directory instead of a file.....
Going mad!
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AkhaterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
don't use the admin shares c$ d$ etc... share the folder itself and make sure to assign as shared permission (not NTFS) everyone full control
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraConnect With a Mentor Solutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Why not do on the Exchange server itself

- Rancy
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
If you dont mind can you share what helped just to understand if there was something we all can learn :)

- Rancy
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kuzumAuthor Commented:
Not really, all the sugestions were good. Best one was yours. However, permissions needs to be also given from permission tab in shared.
As I am also new this customer, I noticed that most of the shares were shared from another domain where there is trust enabled.

In this case, I followed your advise and shared in a different disk on exchange itself and also  
I was creating a directory not a file, for examle \\server01\usera is enough for a directory and then usera.pst is created itself by the server. What I was doing wrong is creating
\\server01\usersa\usera.pst directory which is wrong because server treats that path as a directory not as a path.... it was me being bit funny so your help are appriciated

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