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Friday, 20 November 2015

Exchange Server 2013 – How to Export/Import Exchange EDB mailboxes using Exchange admin center (EAC)

Exchange Server 2013 comes with a functionality that helps administrators to export Exchange mailboxes to Outlook PST files, and to import Outlook PST files to Exchange mailboxes. Import and export actions can be performed using either the Exchange Management Shell or using the Exchange admin center (EAC). The steps given here are based on EAC:

  1. Create a shared folder with full permissions for Exchange Trusted Subsystem
  2. Grant export/import permissions to the mailbox
  3. Export EDB mailboxes to PST or import PST files to EDB mailboxes
Create a shared folder with full permissions for Exchange Trusted Subsystem
  1.  Create a folder (in a location other than C drive).
  2.  Right-click the folder, and select Properties
  3. Go to Sharing tab, click Advanced Sharing.
  4. Choose Share this folder and enter the details; click Permissions.
  5. Under Group or user name, add Exchange Trusted Subsystem; choose Full Control under Allow; click Apply and close all the open dialogue boxes.
Grant export/import rights to the user mailbox
  1. Open Exchange admin center; select the Permissions tab on the left.
  2. Under admin roles, click Recipient Management; click the add sign (+).
  3. Select Mailbox Import Export in the Select a Role window; click Add.
Export Exchange EDB mailboxes to MS Outlook PST file
Now export an Exchange mailbox to a PST file stored in the shared folder.
  1. Open EAC, select recipients, and select mailboxes.
  2. Choose a user mailbox from the list and right-click on it; select Export to a PST file.
  3. Click Browse to select the mailbox.
  4. Provide the path to export the mailbox.
  5. Enter an email to be notified after the mailbox export; click Finish.
Import MS Outlook PST file to Exchange EDB mailbox
  1. Open EAC, select recipients, and select mailboxes.
  2. Choose a user mailbox from the list; click more (…) and select Import PST.
  3. Add a user mailbox for PST import and choose Import to this mailbox option.
  4. Finally, choose email notification option and enter users to be notified on the completion of the import.
Import/Export Exchange mailboxes using Exchange Management Shell

If you are good with cmdlets, you can use Exchange Management Shell to perform all these export/import actions.

EDB to PST conversion using Lepide Exchange Recovery Manger

Lepide Exchange Recovery Manger (LERM) is a professional EDB to PST conversion solution that allows you convert EDB files to Outlook PST files very easily. Also, you can move PST files to Live Exchange using this solution. This tools servers EDB recovery and small-scale Exchange migration purposes too.

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