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I am trying to use the Export-Mailbox cmdlet to export a mailbox to PST file but i get an error that i'm running on a 64bit machine and must use a 32 bit etc etc..

I have a Windows 7 Pro 32bit PC joined to the domain with the exchange server, and outlook 32bit installed. When i try to install Exchange 2007 32bit management console only, i'm told that i can't install the managemnet tools on a Windows 7 PC.

Can someone please advise if this is correct setup to be able to run the export-mailbox function to dump the mailboxes into PST files.

Thank you

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Generally, you'll get better performance exporting the mailboxes locally on the server and you won't have to deal with the client issues. Just food for thought. – MikeAWood Jun 13 '12 at 20:55

Check this out:

Importing and Exporting Mailbox data to and from PST files Exchange 2007

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I'd upvote if you could paraphrase the link. – Bigbio2002 Jun 13 '12 at 20:33

Sometimes these default utilities of Microsoft would not be able to perform well due to certain factors. In that case use of any professional EDB to PST converter can be beneficial.

You can also try below mentioned steps for exporting PST file:

To Export a Mailbox to a .PST file

Once the above is finished, you now have your computer set up to remotely manage your Exchange 2007 environment. Exporting a mailbox to a .PST file is as easy as these following steps:

  1. Open up the Exchange Management Shell

  2. Run the following command to to grant full access to the mailbox to be archived:

Add-MailboxPermission -Identity username -User Admin -AccessRights FullAccess Where ‘username’ is the mailbox that needs to be exported to a .PST file and where ‘admin’ is the account that is running the commands from, i.e.; probably your own account.

  1. Run this command to export the mailbox to a .PST file:

export-Mailbox -identity username -PSTFolderPath X:\Path\filename.pst Where X:\Path\filename.pst is the location where you want the .PST saved to and filename.pst is the name of the .PST file.

That’s all there is to it. If the mailbox is large this process can take some time so be patient. You will see it progressing.`


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