Importing PST data into Mailbox in Exchange Server 2013 using EAC

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Hi folks,

So far this week we assign the required permissions to manage the Import/Export process using Exchange Server 2013 and we also created a file share to support the operations, and finally we export data. Now, it’s time to bring it back and import data into a mailbox using Exchange Admin Center.

We are going to use the same ExUtil$ folder that we created (my next post will be a summary with all posts related to this topic) and we are going to have a couple of PST files with some content, as shown in the figure below.

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In order to start the process, let’s log on EAC, and then click on recipients item on the left, and then mailboxes tab. In the list of mailboxes, select the one that is going to receive a PST and click on … (more) and then click on Import PST

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In the first page of the wizard, let’s specify our sharing work folder and also the file (in our case \servernameExUtil$anderson2.pst) and click Next.

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In the second page, we still have a chance to change the mailbox by clicking on browse however let’s keep the mailbox that we selected in the main page and we can choose  if we want to import the PST data into the regular mailbox or archive, the default settings is regular mailbox. Click on Next.

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The final page of the wizard allows us to choose an user (by default who started the operation) and send a message when the process is finished. Click on Finish.

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As part of the process when it completes a notification will be displayed if you are still using Exchange Admin Center.

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Also a message will be sent to you informing you that the process is over, how long it took, the mailbox, time which started, which file was used and finally who was the user who started the process.

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That’s all, simple as that to import a PST into any mailbox using Exchange Server 2013! Smile

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).