Thursday, 19 May 2016

Export Exchange 2010 Mailbox to PST Using PowerShell Commands

This article will describe you how to export Exchange 2010 Mailbox to PST. A request of mailbox report is a process of exporting mailbox and other related data to a PST file. Only one export mailbox request can be created per mailbox, and each Mailbox request must have a unique name. Let’s talk about the command we will be executing to Export Exchange 2010 mailbox to PST.

PowerShell Command

PowerShell commands are introduced by Microsoft Exchange 2010 and are now becoming popular day by day as users are migrating to Exchange Server. They are very helpful resource for exporting mails in severe conditions where EDB files are corrupted, dismounted, or disconnected. There are various new features provided by Microsoft to Exchange Server, one of them is the use of “cmdlet” for exporting mailbox data to PST. Cmdlets are usable for carrying out administrative tasks and on premise Exchange Server premise. However, New MailboxExportRequest command is available in Mailbox Import and Export role, to use the PowerShell command we have to add the Mailbox Import Export role to a role group. Here, we discuss how to add a role to a role group and easily export Exchange mailbox to PST using PowerShell Command.

Managing Role Groups

Adding New Role Group

1. In the Exchange Administration Center (EAC), navigate to Permission -> Admin Roles and then click Add+

2. In the New Role Group Section window, provide a name for the new role group

3. You can either select the roles that you want to assign to the role group and the members you want to add to the role group

4. You can add the members accordingly

5. At last, click save to create the role group

Add Management Role to A Role Group

1. In the EAC, navigate to Permission-> Admin Roles

2. Select the Role Group to which you want to add a role, and click Edit

3. In Role section, select the roles you want to add to the role group

4. After finish, click Save

Steps to Export Exchange 2010 Mailbox to PST

1. Grant complete rights to “Import Export Mailboxes” to an account in organization

2. Now, create a network share, which is used as a file path for the exported PST files by selecting Exchange Trusted Subsystem

3. Run New-Mailbox Export Request to export Exchange mail to PST

4. To view the status of the request use the command “GetMailboxExportRequest cmdlet”

5. With GetMailboxExportRequest cmdlet command you can see other related details

6. To see the progress of all mailbox export requests, run: Get-mailbox-Export-Request-statistics cmdlet

7. To export archive mailboxes run this command

8. To remove mailbox export request run this command

9. To completely clear all the completed mailbox export requests from Exchange, run the following command.


This blog is aimed to make users know that they can export their Exchange 2010 Mailbox to PST. Moreover, in order to do so, instead of using third party EDB to PST Converter Software could be used for this extraction. In addition, the only two required parameters for the command are the file path to export PST file and the name of the mailbox to export along with administrative rights to the server.


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