How to export a mailbox to a PST using Exchange 2010

Posted by robd on January 15, 2012
exchange 2010

1. Firstly log onto a Exchange 2010 server.

2. Then Open “Exchange Management Shell”

3. If this is the first time you are exporting a mailbox in Exchange 2010 then you will need to run the following command in the shell to grant yourself the relevant permissions to export a mailbox (change the red to suit your needs):

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User DOMAIN\YOUR_ADMIN_ACCOUNT

4. Now log out and back in.

5. The following will export command will export a mailbox to a server share:

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox A.Example@EmailAddress.com -FilePath "\\SERVER\SHARE\Administrator.pst"

6. The request will enter into a Queue and run when resources permit, to check on the progress you can use the following command:

Get-MailboxImportRequest | Get-MailboxImportRequestStatistics

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