Export Exchange mailbox to PST

How to export a mailbox from Exchange 2007 SP1 to a PST file:

  1. Prerequisites:
    You will need a machine with a 32-bit version of Windows (Windows 7 is fine) and Outlook 2003 or 2007.
    Join the machine to the domain that contains the Exchange server.
    Log on as a domain administrator.
    Install Exchange Server Management Tools 2007 SP1. To achieve this, insert the Exchange disc, do a custom installation, and only select the Management Tools.
  2. Open Exchange Management Shell.
  3. Give the current user permissions to the mailbox you want to export:
    Add-MailboxPermission -Identity <email> -User <domain\currentuser> -AccessRights FullAccess
    

    - where EMAIL is the e-mail address of the mailbox you want to export, and DOMAIN\CURRENTUSER is the name of the user you are logged on with.

  4. Export the mailbox to a PST file:
    Export-Mailbox -Identity <email> -PSTFolderPath <c:\some_path>
    

    - where EMAIL is the e-mail address of the mailbox you want to export, and C:\SOME_PATH is some path (doesn’t have to be on C: of course).

Good luck!

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