Importing the Remote PSTs into Exchange 2010

Posted by James Allison in email, Exchange, Exchange 2010, IT Professional, Outlook, PowerShell, PST Files, PST Importer, PST Importing, SysAdmin, Tutorials, Windows PowerShell on 07-09-2010

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In the previous part of this guide we looked at gaining a list of PST files and machines. In this, the final part of this series, we will look at how to import these into Exchange 2010.

Finding PST Files on the Network – The Manual Way

Posted by James Allison in email, Exchange, Exchange 2010, IT Professional, Outlook, PowerShell, PST Files, PST Importer, PST Importing, SysAdmin, Tutorials, Windows PowerShell on 31-08-2010

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In the last part of this guide the process for importing a local PST file into exchange server was shown. However, in reality it is likely that these PST files are scattered liberally around your network on the hard drives of your users machines as a result of Outlooks personal archiving. Ideally – so that this process is transparent to your users, you’d like some way of finding all these PST files – pairing them up with their users, and importing them into the appropriate mailbox. Here I show you how.

How to Import PST Files into Exchange 2010 – the Manual Way

Posted by James Allison in email, Exchange, Exchange 2010, IT Professional, Outlook, PowerShell, PST Files, PST Importer, PST Importing, SysAdmin on 27-08-2010

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Importing a PST file into Exchange 2010 requires the use of the Exchange Management Shell (EMS) and lots of Powershell scripts and cmdlets. here I go through how to get started. You can watch a video on this too!

I Hit a Bug in Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta Manually Importing PST Files – Here is what I did

Posted by James Allison in email, Exchange, Exchange 2010, IT Professional, Outlook, PST Files, PST Importer, PST Importing, SysAdmin, Tutorials on 11-08-2010

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I was going through the laborious task of manually importing PST files into Exchange 2010 SP1 beta and I hit a bug:

Error:
Error was found for (username) because: Error occurred in the step: Approving object. An unknown error
has occurred., error code: -2147221219
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (0:Int32) [Import-Mailbox], RecipientTaskException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CFFD629B,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.ImportMailbox

Here is how I worked round it.