Exchange 2007 export to PST

Posted on 2016-11-19
Last Modified: 2016-11-26
Can someone here help me export an exchange 2007 mailboxes to pst so I can migrate them to Office 365, is there a built-in tool for this purpose?
Question by:jdff
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You need Exchange 2007 SP1 32bit installed. Please check this for details.
You have to give permission to a user to export. Below command will do that.
Get-MailboxDatabase -identity "SERVERNAME\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database" | Add-ADPermission -user "DOMAIN\PSTAdministrator" -ExtendedRights Receive-As

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Please check this for bulk export.

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by:Pune Tech
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You can use exchange Admin Center in Office 365 or if you want to export mailbox then from outlook use import export option to export mailbox in pst
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You can use MigrationWiz from BitTitan, works great exchange to exchange.

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This command is not working after I've made the changes, Ive also granted the administrator rights to the mailbox with the other command posted in the article, any suggestions.

Get-MailboxDatabase -identity "SERVERNAME\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database" | Add-ADPermission -user "DOMAIN\PSTAdministrator" -ExtendedRights Receive-As

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Any help here?
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Have you tried the other answers offered?
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by:Deeksha Negi
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Hi jdff,

You can export Exchange 2007 mailbox to PST by using Exchange Management Shell. You can perform this task by "Export-Mailbox" command.
Command is: Export-Mailbox -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> -PSTFolderPath <Path_Of_PST_Folder>\<File_Name>.pst

To know about complete steps to manually export Exhange data to PST file, you can visit the links below:

Or if you are looking for an automated solution to export Exchange mailbox to PST, then you can visit the link below:

And after the export to PST, you can import PST file to Office 365 using the below mentioned manual steps:

1. Network upload: Upload the PST files over the network to a temporary location for storage on the Microsoft cloud. Then use import service provided by O365 to import these PST files.

2. Hard Disk Drive shipping: Save the PST files to an encrypted hard drive and then ship that drive to Microsoft physically.

If you don't want to wait that long for this import, then you can use any trusted third party tool like the one mentioned below:

I hope this works for you.

Best Regards,
Deeksha Negi

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by:Kevin k
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The most basic cmdlet to export a mailbox to a PST file is as follows:

Export-Mailbox –Identity <mailboxUser> -PSTFolderPath <pathToSavePST>

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To export multiple mailboxes to their respective .pst files at once you can pipe in the identities of those mailboxes to the export task.

Get-Mailbox -Database ‘MDB’ | Export-Mailbox -PSTFolderPath D:\PSTs

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After that simply, Login in to Office 365 using the administrator credentials, then Go to the Import page and select ‘Go to the Import service’.

‘Import files to Office 365’ page will open up, click ‘New job Add Icon’, and then click ‘Upload files over the network’ to open that page. Here you will get the option to download ‘Azure AzCopy’ tool. A new window will open up, click Run to install the Azure AzCopy tool in the default location.

Once the tool has been installed, the next step is to copy and save Shared Access Signature (SAS) and the network upload URL to a file.

Next, use AzCopy.exe tool to upload PST files to Office 365.

You may also get help from this import export solution to accomplish this task easily and efficiently.

Hope this helps!

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This is the message I got :

You are running on a 64-bit computer. To export to or import from a .pst file,
you must be running a 32-bit computer that has Outlook 2003 SP2 or later instal
At line:1 char:1
+  <<<< Get-Mailbox -Database `dc1\First Storage Group\Mailbox Database' | Expo
rt-Mailbox -PSTFolderPath \\dc1\pst
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RecipientTaskException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : C1B10235
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-MAS earned 250 total points
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As I mentioned above  you have to install a new server/PC with Exchange2007 32bit.

Please check this for export


Accepted Solution

Kevin k earned 250 total points
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To export data from a .pst file, you must run the Export-Mailbox cmdlet from a 32-bit computer that has the following installed:

- The 32-bit version of the Exchange management tools
- Outlook 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Outlook 2007

Because it uses Outlook as the interface, some more information:

Also get help from this thread:


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i guess this is the way to go.

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