Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

import pst outlook 2010 | exchange 2013

Posted on 2015-01-10
5
Medium Priority
?
102 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-30
Hi,

we require to input lots of PST's into exchange 2013 so that they can be archived. My preferred approach is to import the PST's from the server because that will catch all the bad items.

The other option is to allow users to import their PST files into their own outlook.

What would you advise?
0
Comment
Question by:cmatchett
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 40542162
If you have hundreds of PST filles using something like powershell to automate this process is probably the best way to go. This provides less error and ensure that the mail will be in the locaiton specified.

If you would like some help with a powershell script i can create something for you.

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmatchett
ID: 40542169
Hi Will,

Do you think importing the PSTs via the server is a better approach ?  It will ensure no bad items will get into mailboxes?
0
 
LVL 53

Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 40542172
You can use the switch -baditemlimit which will skip the bad items in a pst file.

Will.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cmatchett
ID: 40542173
do you think that allowing the users to import their own PST files could result in database corruption due to bad mail items not being filtered out?
0
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Will Szymkowski earned 2000 total points
ID: 40542176
No I do not believe so. I personally do not like to have the end user perform their own tasks if i can script it on my end. This way I know the mail items will appear in their mailboxes. If you let them do it there should be any issues in regards to move the mail items into the Outlook session but if you are having all of your users do this all at once it is possible that you will be putting a big resource hit on your Exchange server, especially during production hours.

Will.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

If you troubleshoot Outlook for clients, you may want to know a bit more about the OST file before doing your next job. IMAP can cause a lot of drama if removed in the accounts without backing up.
There are times when we need to generate a report on the inbox rules, where users have set up forwarding externally in their mailbox. In this article, I will be sharing a script I wrote to generate the report in CSV format.
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

715 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