To export a mailbox to PST is relatively a simple process but there are a few steps to do before you jump into this. Here are the steps:

  1. Grant the User access to the Role as by default there are not users assigned to the Import/Export Management role.
  2. Create a Network Share and Grant the Exchange Trusted Subsystem Read/Writes.
  3. Exporting the Mailbox
  4. Monitoring the Export

Granting Access to the Role:

  • New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User User

Granting Access to the Share:

Exchange 2010 - export mailbox to pst
Exchange 2010 - Export Mailbox to PST 1

Exporting the Mailbox:

  • New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox User -FilePath \fileserverpstUser.pst

Monitoring the Mailbox Export:

  • Get-MailboxExportRequest | Get-MailboxExportRequestStatistics

If you want to Export a Users Mailbox Archive you need to include the “-IsArchive” option at the end of the command:

  • New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox User -FilePath \fileserverpstUser.pst -IsArchive

Hope it helps.

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