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

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by:cmatchett
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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?
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Will Szymkowski earned 500 total points
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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.
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