RE: migrating PST files from Outlook to Exchange

  • From: "Andrew English" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 12:55:40 -0400

Here's what I do in this case:

I click on the Mailbox - username so that you can't see the folders,
then go under File and Import / Export, and export the entire outlook
and its contents into a PST file.

Then create a new profile for Exchange, and reverse the steps with
importing the PST file into their new setup. This will import all the
files onto the Exchange server under their mailbox. 

The only thing to watch for is if your Exchange is filtering files that
are attached to their emails, it will remove them permanently. 


-----Original Message-----
From: A. Michael Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2005 1:59 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] migrating PST files from Outlook to Exchange


Question on migrating Outlook mailboxes to Exchange 2003.

I have some users who are currently not on Exchange but have their
messages, folders, contacts, calendars etc. in their Outlook "Personal
Mailbox".  Presumably these are stored in a PST file somewhere on the
user's personal system's drives.

In Outlook there is a procedure to export the mailbox to a PST file.

To get the contents of the mailbox to the Exchange server, is it better
use the export method to create a PST file and import that PST into
Exchange, or is it better to simply copy the actual mailbox itself (also
PST file?) to the Exchange server and import it into Exchange?  (in both
cases the import into Exchange would be done with Exmerge).

best regards

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