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Exchange 2007: Export Mailbox to PST

Exchange 2007: Export Mailbox to PST

In April of 2017, Exchange Server 2007 reached the end of its life. This means that Microsoft no longer supports the software and there are no more security updates. However, there are still numerous organizations that have not yet upgraded and are running Exchange Server 2007. If you are one of these organizations, it is important to know how to export your Exchange mailbox to PST so that you can continue to access your data without it getting lost.

Methods to Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST

The Exchange Server database contains all the user mailboxes and their data. This includes:

  • Emails
  • Contacts
  • Calendars
  • Tasks
  • Notes

There are three methods that can be used to export data from an Exchange 2007 mailbox: ExMerge, a PowerShell command, and EDB to PST converter software.

How to Export PST from Exchange 2007 Using ExMerge

ExMerge is a tool that was created by Microsoft and is designed to export data from Exchange Server mailboxes. The tool can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.

Use this method if you do not have Exchange 2007 SP1.

Prerequisites for Using Exmerge

To use ExMerge, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • An account that has permission to access all the mailboxes on the Exchange server. This account must also have permission to create and manage files on the target system.
  • The account must be a member of the Organization Management group or have equivalent permissions.
  • Outlook is installed on the same computer as ExMerge.
  • Exchange management tools installed
  • You have the ExMerge tool itself.
  • You have a second machine besides the Exchange server that you can use to run ExMerge. This can be a desktop or laptop. On this machine, you will need to install Microsoft Outlook and have your Exchange Server mailbox connected to it. You must also have the Exchange system management tools installed.

Step 1: Download ExMerge

The first step is to download the ExMerge tool from Microsoft. You can find it here.

Step 2: Give access permission to the Exchange Server

You must give access to the Exchange Server on your other machine. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Exchange Management Console. Make sure the other computer is connected to the same domain name server as your current one.
  2. Add a new Security Group. Call it something like “ExMerge Users”.
  3. Add the account you will be using to run ExMerge as a member of this new group.
  4. On the Exchange Management Console, locate Organization Configuration and click on it. Then, click on the “Add Exchange Administrator” option from the drop-down menu from the Action panel.
  5. Add the group you just created as an Exchange Administrator.

Exchange Administration

Step 3: Choose Your Mailboxes and Export

The next screen will ask you to choose the mailboxes that you want to export the Exchange mailbox to PST from. You can either choose specific mailboxes or export data from all mailboxes on the server. Choose the option that you want and click Next.

On the following screen, you will be asked to choose your location to save the PST files. Choose a location and click Next.

The next screen will give you a summary of the settings that you have chosen.

Click Finish to begin the export Exchange mailbox to PST process.

Exporting Mailboxes Using PowerShell Commands

You can also use PowerShell commands to export user mailboxes to PST from Exchange 2007. To do this, you need to be logged in with an account that has permission to access all the mailboxes on the server.

Prerequisites for Using PowerShell

To use PowerShell to export all mailboxes from Exchange 2007 to PST, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. You have 32-bit Exchange Server 2007 Management Tools.
  2. You have a separate computer that has Microsoft Outlook installed and your Exchange Server mailbox connected to it.
  3. Your additional computer has Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Vista installed.
  4. Access is granted to the secondary user. To do this, use the command: Get-MailboxDatabase “Mailbox Database” | Add-ADPermission -User “NT Authority\Anonymous Logon” -ExtendedRights ms-exch-export-mailbox.

Step 1: Open the Exchange Management Shell

The first step is to open the Exchange Management Shell. To do this, click Start > Programs > Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 > Exchange Management Shell.

Step 2: Run the Export Mailbox Powershell Command

Enter the following PowerShell command: get-mailbox -database “Mailbox Database” | export-mailbox -pstfolderpath “PST File Path”.

Replace “Mailbox Database” with the name of your mailbox database and “PST File Path” with the path to where you want to save the PST file.

This process can take some time depending on the size of the mailboxes that you are exporting. When it is finished, you will have a PST file for each mailbox that you exported.

You can now import these PST files into Microsoft Outlook on your computer. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Outlook.
  2. Click File > Import and Export.
  3. Choose “Import from another program or file” and click Next.
  4. Select “Outlook Data File (.pst)” and click Next.
  5. Pick the PST file that you want to import and click Next.
  6. Choose the folder that you want to import the data into and click Finish.

You have now successfully exported your Exchange mailbox to a PST file. You can now use this PST file to import your data into another email program or archive it for later use.

How to Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST Without Outlook

There are several different ways to export an Exchange mailbox to PST. You can use the ExMerge tool, PowerShell commands, or an EDB to PST conversion software.

Now, we will show you how to export your mailbox to PST with EDB to PST converter software. This method does not require Microsoft Outlook to be installed on your computer.

How to Use EDB to PST Converter Software

In order to get around some of the limitations of ExMerge and PowerShell, you can use EDB to PST converter software. This type of software will allow you to export your mailbox data to a PST file without the need for Microsoft Outlook.

There are many different types of EDB to PST converter software available on the market. Some of these programs are free, while others must be purchased. We recommend using a paid program such as Stellar Converter for EDB.

This software will allow you to export Exchange mailbox to a PST file without the need for Microsoft Outlook. It also has many other features such as the ability to convert Exchange Server files to other formats, repair corrupt files, and much more.

Prerequisites for Using EDB to PST Converter

To use this method, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Exchange Server 2007 installed.
  • Your account has permission to access all mailboxes on the server.
  • EDB to PST converter software installed on your computer.

Steps to Convert EDB to PST

Now that you have met the prerequisites, you can start the conversion process. Follow these steps:

  • Launch EDB to PST converter software on your computer.
  • Scan the Exchange Server database file and select the mailboxes that you want to convert.
  • Export the selected mailboxes to PST format.
  • Save the PST files to your desired location.

That’s all it takes to export your Exchange mailbox data to a PST file without using Microsoft Outlook. You can now use this PST file to import your data into another email program or archive it for later use.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a hassle-free way to export your Exchange mailbox to PST, then we recommend using EDB to PST converter tool. This type of software will allow you to export your mailbox data to a PST file without the need for Microsoft Outlook.

Additionally, it has many other features that can be useful such as the ability to convert Exchange files to other formats, repair corrupt files, and much more.

If you have any further questions after trying each of these methods, it is best to reach out to technical support in order to get the answers you need.

We hope this guide has been helpful and you are now able to export your Exchange mailbox to PST without any problems. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Thanks for reading!

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Exchange 2007: Export Mailbox to PST

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