Exchange 2000/2003: scripted pst mailbox export

To export Exchange mailboxes in bulk using a script, you can use both mailmig or ExMerge. I prefer mailmig since that is always part of the default Exchange Management Tools installation. For Exchange 2007, simply use the “export-Mailbox” cmdlet.

ControlFile contents:
Mode,exchange
Exch55,False
PostOffice,[put your mailserver here in FQDN format]
Accounts,c:users.txt
ImportDestination,PST
PSTPATH,c:mailboxexport

Mind that the “mailboxexport” path has to be local to where you execute the script. If you are planning to archive the PST files to a central location, copy the contents of the “mailboxexport” after completing the operation. The file “users.txt” contains a list of mailbox aliases (mailNickname). By default, mailmig password protects the PST file. Don’t worry, as the password is also stored in clear-text in the exported files.

To execute mailmig, run:
C:Program FilesExchSrvrbinmailmig.exe /s /c:"c:ControleFile.txt"

Geschreven door:

Arnout van der Vorst

Arnout van der Vorst is Identity Management Architect bij Tools4ever en al ruim 10 jaar in dienst. Arnout legt zich als Architect toe op het bedenken en ontwikkelen van nieuwe features, oplossingen en diensten van Tools4ever die aansluiten op de vraag uit de markt. Arnout studeerde Hogere Informatica aan de Hogeschool van Utrecht.
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