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.

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PowerShell and Power Options

Systems Administrators love to use feature-rich tools to set up and manage their devices on the network with the desired configuration starting from Group Policy to MS ConfigMgr / System Center Configuration Manager(SCCM). These solutions are robust, complex and but they can be also very expensive to maintain and implement correctly in every scenario.

In this article, we will play with Power Options and with Powershell.

What PowerShell is bringing to the table is, first of all, being included in the OS (for free) and can be used either for simple or complex scenarios depending on your capabilities. This degree of the flexibility to check if everything is working as expected in few lines of code and even to correct issues quickly it depends on the software developer or system engineer that writes the code. Continue reading “PowerShell and Power Options”