Solved

What tools can I use to create pst files from Exchange 2007 on SBS 2008?

Posted on 2014-10-02
8
59 Views
Last Modified: 2015-06-24
I have a small network approximately 30 mailboxes.  I need to move the mailboxes from 2007 to 2013.  The 2013 up and running.

I have read the articles on moving 2007 to psts but you need to have a 32 bit system which I do not.  Can I use Exmerge.  Any other ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:Bonne001
8 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
ID: 40358571
Sorry, I guess I will have to ask where you see the info that only a 32 bit version of Windows/Outlook (which?)will create usable .pst files from Exchange 2007 mailboxes?

Regarding exmerge, it works well but can be tedious if the mail boxes are bigger than 2 GB.  You have to choose a range, usually a date range to export to .pst files that are less than 2 GB.  With large mailboxes this can take some time.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 40359165
Why don't you simply run the move mailbox wizard in Exchange?  Are you planning to bring down the SBS box completely afterwards?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
SysWarTech earned 500 total points
ID: 40359170
The Powershell help for Export-Mailbox states that you need the 32bit Exchange management tools.
I tried all sorts of ideas to get round this, but in the end gave up and tracked down the only x86 Win7Pro pc in the company and installed the tools.
The following worked perfectly after that:

Export-Mailbox -Id ANOther -PSTFolderPath X:\MB\ANOther.pst -BadItemLimit 20 -ReportFile X:\MB\ANO_Archive_Report.xml -DeleteContent

Open in new window

0
Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

 

Author Comment

by:Bonne001
ID: 40359234
Yes, the server will be brought down once this is finished.  Can I merge the mailboxes into the new system?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 40360041
Are you bringing up the new exchange server is the same domain as the SBS  server?  Or it's own domain?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bonne001
ID: 40361196
It's own Domain.  I have installed the management tools on a XP notebook I found.  I was going along great.  Doing one mailbox at a time.  Last night it did updates and now I cannot get the global address book.  I'm thinking about uninstalling the update!
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bonne001
ID: 40361197
Hi Larry, I'll send you the links.  It is a great tool if you can find a 32 bit machine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Bonne001
ID: 40361704
http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2007/04/13/3401913.aspx

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-in/library/ff607310(v=exchg.150).aspx

Hi Larry,  Above are the URL's for the export/import of the pst files.  The export worked great.  I'm about to start the import.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Have you considered what group policies are backwards and forwards compatible? Windows Active Directory servers and clients use group policy templates to deploy sets of policies within your domain. But, there is a catch to deploying policies. The…
Ever notice how you can't use a new drive in Windows without having Windows assigning a Disk Signature?  Ever have a signature collision problem (especially with Virtual Machines?)  This article is intended to help you understand what's going on and…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question