How to export Exchange Server Mailbox to PST?

How to export Exchange Server Mailbox to PST
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One may need to export Exchange Server mailboxes to PST for various reasons. One of the reasons could be taking backup of a mailbox before deleting the account, having issues with the mailbox, migrating to Outlook 365, and more. There are three methods to export exchange mailboxes to PST which are as follows:

  • Export mailboxes using PowerShell
  • Export mailboxes using Exchange Admin Center (EAC)
  • Export mailboxes by using Outlook

Of the three methods, the best method to export Exchange mailboxes is by using PowerShell cmdlets as it is the best way to export to PST with the help of native tools. Thus for this first, there is a need to open the Exchange Management Shell from the Exchange Server or from another computer that has the Exchange Management Tools installed.

Prerequisites of Exchange Administrator:

Once opened use the PowerShell cmdlet New-Mailbox Export Request to export the mailboxes. However, to do so the following two conditions are mandatory:

  • Get the necessary permission
  • Set up a file share for the export

Permissions by Exchange Administrator:

For getting necessary permissions there is a requirement to grant the Import/Export role to the user who will get the data from the Exchange Administrator. This is given via the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or PowerShell.

To setup permission via EAC the steps are as follows:

  • In the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) click on the permissions and Admin roles
  • Click on the + button to create a new role
  • Assign the role of Import/ Export to the user you will be using to export the mailboxes.

For assigning the role to PowerShell the following commands are required in the Exchange Management Shell.

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role "Mailbox Import Export" –User "<Username>"

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role "Mailbox Import Export" –SecurityGroup ‘Organization Management’- Name "ImportExport"

The second option is to Exchange EDB to Outlook PST Converter Tool

There is also another way that you can convert the Exchange .edb file to an Outlook PST file. You can go with Regain Exchange recovery tool, it has many features which can easily convert Exchange Server data to Outlook PST files.

The Silent Features of Regain Exchange Recovery Software

  • First is that the software helps to recover data from damaged or corrupt data from the live exchange server to the Outlook PST file.
  • This software is expert to convert multiple files to a single PST file.
  • The tool is able to split the large-size file into multiple chunks.
  • This is a big benefit of the software you can download the free trial version. The trial version has 30 days of free benefits with limited features.
  • After the data recovery from the exchange server, you can save the recovered data in multiple file formats like PST, MBOX, PDF, EML, EMLX, MSG, VCF, HTML, and MHTML.
  • The software is capable to convert large .edb files. Its means no file size limit.
  • One of the best features of the software is that you can convert exchange Public and Private folders to Office 365 or PST format.
  • You can use the exchange recovery tool for any version of MS outlook and MS windows. The software supports the kind operating system and Microsoft email, clients.

Regain EDB to PST converter software is designed on the latest technology that helps to make an Easy and graphical user interface (GUI). After using this tool does not require any technical knowledge.


Alex Carey

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