Exchange 2007 mailbox Export


  • HI,

     We are in a cross forest migration process but  thought of move the mailboxes  with following step. ( Got some issues with trust creation) and need your help.

    1. How do i export 100 mailboxes to pst from Exchange 2007 server?

    2. How do i import these mailboxes to new Exchange 2007 server?

    I'm going to migrate users/workstations to new forest using ADMT . sis there any other easy way of doing it?





    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:41 PM


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  • Hi there,

    For cross forests migration, I'd suggest you refer to the article

    To export and import the mailbox, you m ay run the cmdlet Export-Mailbox &Import-Mailbox.

    Refer to:

    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 2:26 AM
  • See the links that Fiona posted and just use the Exchange 2007 Move Mailbox Wizard or PS cmdlet.

    But these only cover mailbox data. Groups, Contacts, Public Folders, Address List and other items will need to be migrated also to migrate "all" of your data to the new forest.

    A cross forest migration is a complex process and I would recommend getting a consultant who has done this many times, like myself, to assist.

    ADMT can be used to migrate over the groups, but it won't bring over the Exchange attributes. There are also multiple 3rd party tools for doing cross forest migrations and I've created dozens of scripts to do it without 3rd party tools for smaller/less complex environments.

    Microsoft Infrastructure Architect, MCSE: M, MCTIP, Microsoft Exchange MVP | | Twitter: @JasonSherry

    Friday, March 16, 2012 5:34 PM
  • If no more question on this threas as answered. Thanks.

    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:11 AM
  • Probably if you expatiate on what error(s) you are having with trust creation, that might assist.

    We were doing a migration for a client (2007 to 2010) and my team ran into a trust issue

    I then realised that the client has created a DNS stub zone with the same name of the new forest/domain

    so you have a migration from domain.A to Domain.B, however, domain.B is already a stub zone in domain.A

    So initially we created a intermediary domain.C and then we are able to migrate

    However to simplify the migration process as we have to move users account with profile and mailbox, we got the client's compliance department to grant the deleting of the stub zone (domain.B) in domain.A

    This enable direct trust between domain.A (Exch 2010) and new forest domain.B (Exch 2010)

    With a trust in place, you might then not have to do an "offline" pst "migration"

    As said, getting the services of a consultant will assist. however, ensure the consultant is willing and able to work closely with your team for effective "knowledge transfer"

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:28 PM