Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How to Import PST to Exchange Server 2013/2010/2007 Mailbox

In Exchange Mail Server used in Organization to maintain the email communication system and run on the Windows Server Operating System. The Default file format EDB user to store mailbox of users. To maintain information and permission across different level of the users, Both Power shell and Exchange Management System available for the admin. It also allows Administrator to add user mailbox in EDB File format using both Power-shell command and GUI (Exchange Admin Center and Exchange Control panel).

In this Section, we discuss the method to import PST file to Exchange mailbox with PowerShell command. Since PowerShell commands are easy to use if user previous experience with it otherwise it can difficult to import Outlook PST to Exchange mailbox. Since Exchange Server has lots of versions such as 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 and another below version is also available.

Need to import PST file to Exchange Mailbox 2013/2010/2007 Version

Various scenarios occur when we need to move import Outlook PST to Exchange Mailbox 2010/2007. As most of the exchange user try to find the method to upload PST to Exchange:
  1. Hey, I need to import PST File stored in my system and need move all mailbox data to Exchange 2010. Is there any Power shell command available for that?
  2. Hello, I want to Move my PST to Exchange Server 2013. Is there any manual method to import PST file in Exchange Server?
Simple Steps to move Outlook PST File to Exchange Server Mailbox

PowerShell Method:
  • Open Exchange Management Shell to use PowerShell Command.
    Note: Before performing Import Process, a user need to give permission to assign "Export-Import" role to Individual or Security Group.
  • To assign Role Permission use below command 
          For the individual:
    New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role "Mailbox Import Export" –User Administrator

    For Security Group: 
    New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Role "Mailbox Import Export" -SecurityGroup MailboxExportImportGroup

  • Now Provide Path to PST File: Since before importing PST file to Exchange, the PST file should be in Shared Folder and check the permission of Reading and Write. 

  • Execute following command to import PST mailbox to Exchange Server

    New-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox “User_Mailbox_Name” -FilePath “UNC_shared_File_Path”

Note: Check the Exchange version of file path while providing the UNC Shared File Path. 
  • Now Verify whether the PST mailbox imported into Exchange or not, using the PowerShell command:  Get-MailboxImportRequest
  •  Now Open Exchange Account to view the imported mailbox file data.

EAC method:
  • Open Exchange Control Panel and provide Administrator credentials to use Exchange Admin Center
  • Go to Recipients >> More (...) >> Import PST

  • On the displayed section provide the UNC Shared Path of the PST file and proceed

  • Provide User mailbox to which the PST file is to be imported and proceed

  • Select check box, if import completion notification sent to user mailbox and Click the Import button

       Note: If YES, provide the user mailbox name to which the mail is to be send 

Finally, Open  and view the imported mailbox from the User account

Import PST into Exchange Mailbox 2007/2010 via SysTools Exchange Importer

Without using any Power-shell command, a user can also import PST to Exchange Server mailbox Directly via SysTools Exchange Import Tool. Expert Recommended Tool to move even password protected and inaccessible PST File in Exchange Server.

Demo Software Link: 

Notable Feature of Exchange Import Software

  • Import PST File to Exchange 2016 in Bulk: With the Tool, a user can add multiple PST File at once to import them at a time to the mailbox to Exchange, also it supports password Protected PST File. You can import both password protected and inaccessible PST file to Exchange Server also
  • Deduplicate Contacts Details: In Outlook PST File, duplicate Contacts can be stored and remove while the Outlook PST Contacts import to Exchange Mailbox. Just select the option to exclude Contacts to add unique contacts List.
  • Date - Based Filtering: Unique Feature to Import Only Specific emails according to Date Range. No need to import Complete PST File to Exchange mailbox. Just Select the specific Date range, and the tool will automatically move the specific date ranges email to EDB mailbox.
  • Search PST File Location: To Import PST File into Exchange 2010/2013/2016, a user can search PST across the domain network. You can simply find PST File stored in machine added to the domain network using Credentials and select the file to upload automatically.
  • Mapping Feature: The unique feature that helps the user to match and move the mailbox data of PST File to Mailboxes of Exchange and help the user to maintain the folder hierarchy. With mapping, a user can move mailboxes folder (Inbox, Sent, Draft) data to similar Mailboxes of EDB File.
  • Outlook and Exchange Version Support: Exchange Importer supports Latest Version of Exchange 2016 and other Exchange 2013, 2010 2007 version and without any issue Import Outlook PST of 2016/2013/2010 and other versions data to EDB mailboxes.
  • Sub-Domain Search: User advance subdomain search option, Exchange user not only now search for Network Domain but tool helps the user to locate the PST File within Subdomain also and import the subdomain stored PST File into Mailbox of Exchange Server.


Using PowerShell commands, it is possible Import PST into Exchange 2003/2007/2010/ 2013 mailbox but it can be time-consuming as well as frustrating process if a user does not view the result after using commands. To save time, a user can go for Exchange Importer that's specially designed for the purposes. Since user not only import the PST File data to Exchange Server Mailboxes but also go for various features of Tool mentioned above according to their purposes.


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