Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PST Capture Tool Setup and Use

Exchange PST Capture Use

There's a few things to do to get this to work properly.  Here's how mine is setup and I have no problems pulling PST files into Exchange 2010.

1. Windows 7 Professional on the domain.

2. Install .NET 4.5 framework.

3. Install Powershell 3.0.  It's part of the Windows Management Framework.  Download HERE.

4. Install Outlook 2010.  Make sure you use the 64-bit version.  Even if the PST file comes from a 32-bit machine.  This is because Exchange 2010 is 64-bit.

5. Run this command using Exchange Powershell  "New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "Mailbox Import Export" -User "PSTImportUser"

**If you do not run the Powershell command you will get ERROR OPENING MAILBOX**

6. Install PST Capture.

Once these things are done you are ready to pull the PST files into Exchange using PST Capture.

I highly recommend you go into Settings and remove the check box  beside "Create a subfolder for each PST file".  This will put all mail into the proper folder structure as what is inside the PST.

Also make one more edit under Non-mail items. Check both boxes so it will get their calendar, contacts, etc.

That's pretty much it.  The rest inside PST Import is pretty easy to understand and you're on your way to importing files as needed into a new or existing Exchange server.

Good luck!

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