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

  • 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

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

While searching answer on How to Export Exchange 2007 mailbox to PST format, try to visit the link mention by Rhyuk but link not existing now. A user can go for this link Use Powershell Get-MailboxExportRequest Command to Export Data. As it includes pictorial information, helps me alot.


Yes it is true.. It is required to have a 32-bit version of the Management Tools & MS Outlook installed to be able to run Export-Mailbox. Please check following links for more information:

Article 1, Article 2, Article 3.

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    You've recently answered a few old questions relating to Exchange and that's great. But... your answers would be better if they spelled things out a little bit more. e.g. for this one, make your links to the articles a bit more descriptive and possibly summarize what you're linking too (just one sentance each or a couple sentances altogether for all three links). – Ward - Reinstate Monica Nov 20 '18 at 5:33
  • Thanks for the suggestion, I will update in next posts. – Shelly Nov 20 '18 at 8:41

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