How to Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST File? Get the Solution
Summary: This write-up provides the step by step method to export Exchange 2007 mailbox to PST via Exmerge tool, and advanced software.
Earlier Exchange users and administrators use the Exmerge utility to export the mailboxes to the Outlook data file from Exchange 2007. When Microsoft launch the update of Exchange Server 2007 service pack 1 (sp1), then users are able to export the Exchange database mailboxes to the PST file via PowerShell command i.e. Export-Mailbox.
If users have Exchange 2007 SP1 or above version installed they can use the Export-Mailbox cmdlet users can export the mailboxes to the Outlook PST from Exchange 2007. Users can use the solutions that is given in the below section to export EDB mailboxes.
Solutions to Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST File
Here we have provided the solution that helps users to export all mailboxes to Outlook PST file format. Although, it requires you to have the technical knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to use the manual solution i.e. Exmerge tool. If you are new to the Microsoft Exchange environment then it would be very difficult for users to use these method and they have to face data loss too.
To avoid all these complexity & technicality users can use the third-party software provided by SysTools i.e. Exchange Export Tool which easily exports mailboxes of Exchange Server 2007 to the Outlook PST file in a simplified manner. With this utility, users can also export the Exchange 2003, 2010, 2013, & 201 mailboxes to the Outlook data file in a hassle-freeway.
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Solution 1: Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST
Users can use this method if they don’t have Exchange Server 2007 service pack 1 (SP1). To execute the export process, users must have another system or machine they cannot export the mailboxes on the same machine where Exchange 2007 is installed. You can use any system such as: Windows 10, 7 or XP.
On the another machine, user have to install the Exchange Management System Tools for the Exchange Server 2007 as it is required for the Exmerge tool. Also ensure that you have Exmerge.exe & Exmerge.ini in the MS Exchange bin folder.
Note: Make sure that users should provide full permissions to user account on the different machine. Then, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Log in to the Exchange Server & Local machine with the user account that has administrator privilege.
Step 2: Then generate the new security group in the AD (Active Directory) called as Exmerge & add the users of local machine to that group
Step 3: On EMC (Exchange Management Console) >> Navigate to the Organization Configuration >> Click on the Action pane & select the Add Exchange Administrator
Step 4: After that, click on the browse button to add the group names as Exmerge >> Then, click on the Exchange View-Only Administrator Role
Step 5: When user complete this wizard, they must have to restart MS Exchange Server >> Then after opening the Exmerge Utility users can export Exchange 2007 mailbox to PST file.
Step 6: After opening the tool, select the Extract or Import radio button >> Click on the next button
Step 7: In the next window, click on the “Extract data from an Exchange Server Mailbox” >> Select the Next button
Step 8: On the data selection criteria window >> Select the Import Procedure tab >> Click on the option i.e. “Archive data to target store” >> Click OK button
Step 9: Select the Message Details tab >> Insert the required details >> Click on the OK button
Step 10: Select the mailboxes that you want to export >> Click Next button
Step 11: Specify the destination path >> Select Next button
Step 12: When the exporting process complete, click on the finish button >> Exit the Exmerge utility
Drawback of Manual Solution
- Using the Exmerge tool users can only export Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007 mailboxes
- This utility cannot export large Exchange database mailboxes. It has a limit of 2 GB to export data
- It doesn’t support the Exchange public folder. The tool only support private folder
- If the assigned permission is not correct then the Exmerge is fail to extract data
- Sometime this tool fails when they are using Exchange Server 2007
- The procedure for Exchange 2007 export all mailbox to PST file is prolonged & time taking
- Users have to face data loss while using this tool
Note: To avoid all these problems users can use the best third-party application provided in the below section which overcome all the issue that users face in the manual method.
Solution 2: Use Automated Wizard to Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST
SysTools Exchange Export Software is used by many IT Experts, Exchange and Novice users to export bulk mailboxes of Exchange Server 2007 to the Outlook data file in a simplified way. Users can export any size of Exchange mailboxes as it doesn’t impose any file size limitation.
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This tool allow users to export Exchange disconnected, disabled, enabled, journal, corrupt, exclude dumpster, hosted mailboxes from Exchange 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 Server to the PST file in a hassle freeway. Any technical & non-technical users can use this utility as it provides graphical interface which makes the users work easier and save their time as well as effort tool.
The software auto-detect, scan and load the Active directory. Users can selectively export the Exchange mailbox data items (mails, journals, notes, tasks, calendars, contacts) to Outlook data file. It provides date filter option which let users to export the Exchange mailboxes to the PST file in a specified date range from the selected Exchange Server version. Include subdomain users option allow you to search EDB mailboxes within subdomain.
Steps to Export Exchange 2007 Mailbox to PST File
Step 1: Download, Install and Launch the automated software in the local system
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Step 2: Enter credentials like: Exchange Server IP, ADMIN SMTP address, Password, Active Directory IP >> Select the Exchange 2007 Server version >> Click on the checkbox “Include-Sub Domain User’s” >> Click on the Login button
Step 3: Preview Exchange mailboxes >> Select mailboxes >> Click Next button
Step 4: Click on the mailbox items from categories option >> Select browse button to set target file path >> Click on the export button
Finally, the mailboxes is successfully export to the PST file from Exchange 2007
Bringing It All Together
Now you have detailed information to export Exchange 2007 mailbox to PST file by using the solution provided here. If you are a technical geek then also it is suggested to use the advanced software described in the above section because the manual solution only exports mailboxes of 2 GB size not more than that and also it is very time-consuming as well as lengthy method. On the other hand, the automated wizard easily exports any size of mailboxes of Exchange Server 2007 to the Outlook data file in an easy way without any hindrance.