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I want to delete some old exchange accounts. Therefore I want to backup the mails in these accounts before deleting them. I found the article How to export mailbox data from Microsoft. I want to export to a pst-file. I found out that I have to install Exchange 2007 management tools because the server is 64-bit. Now I downloaded Exchange 2007 and wanted to install the managment tool component. The problem is that my operating system (Windows 7) is not supported.

What options do I have to export the mailbox to a pst-file? Do I need a computer with Windows XP?


I start the setup.exe and the only option I have is to use Step 5: Install Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP2. Than I make the custom installation and only select Management Tools. Than I get the following error:

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It says that I use Windows 7 Professional and the Exchange Server 2007 does not support it. If I click on recommended action I will be redirected to this link. On this page it again is statetd that Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is not supported. I should use a compatible computer ...

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Are you running Windows 7 64-bit? – Jeremy Lyons Feb 8 '13 at 16:55
@JeremyLyons: Windows 7 32-bit. – testing Feb 13 '13 at 11:37
Did you ensure you downloaded the 32-bit version of the tools? It lists Windows 7 as a supported OS, which leads me to believe you're trying to install the 64-bit tools on 32-bit Windows 7. – Jeremy Lyons Feb 13 '13 at 17:11
@JeremyLyons: The file I downloaded is called E2K7SP2DE32.exe. There is no option for 32 bit, but the heading and the filename says it is 32 bit. I will describe my steps in detail im my question. – testing Feb 14 '13 at 11:35
Others around the web say that you can put the setup.exe file into Windows Vista compatibility mode and right-click run as administrator. – Jeremy Lyons Feb 14 '13 at 18:09
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Ah ha! Forget all of the above. You need the Exchange 2007 SP3 media, which explicitly states that it adds support for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

This is why the link I originally posted stated support for Windows 7, which I found confusing after reading the info you provided.

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I had to do a few things:… and…. The command was Export-Mailbox -Identity <MailboxIdParameter> -PSTFolderPath <Path_Of_PST_Folder>\<File_Name>.pst -ExcludeFolders "\Junk E-Mail","\Contacts". – testing Feb 15 '13 at 14:50

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