Export mailbox (in PST format) from MS Exchange 2016 using Exchange Management Shell

MS Exchange 2016 offers 2 powerful management tools:

  • Exchange Admin Center (EAC)
  • Exchange Management Shell

The web portal of the Exchange Admin Center offers a lot of useful features to manage the mail server on a daily basis.  However, like other recent MS tools, not every action is designed to be performed via GUI.

In this case, we will export a user mailbox in pst format.

Let’s start from reading carefully this doc: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607299(v=exchg.160).aspx

Now we’ll check who are the users that  are allowed to export user mailboxes:

For more info https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj657480(v=exchg.160).aspx

And if your user is not included, we’ll add him with this cmdlet will add you to that group:

How to export directly to a local or shared path:

Then, finally test it open the pst file with MS Outlook 2016 or Office 365 (File, Open&Export, Open Outlook Data File ).


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