Importing Outlook PST into New Exchange Server (SBS 2003 Premium)

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by dsfseattle, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. dsfseattle

    dsfseattle Guest

    I have some users that were using Outlook and Outlook Express. We previously
    did not have an Exchange server and was working direcly with pop3 accounts.
    Now, I would like to load the emails from these clients into the exchange
    server, but I cannot find how to do that. I'm certain that its available.

    Thanks, Dave
    dsfseattle, Nov 23, 2004
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  2. In Outlook
    Export to pst [save and name file in a place you wont' forget]

    email accounts
    change it so that the email looks for the server [server name]
    name of Exchange account [check name resolve]
    Blow off pst folders
    close OUtlook
    Open Outlook
    rebuild new profile
    import from pst file
    suck data back in

    This is in the Outlook stuff on the web not necessarily SBS.. I'm a
    little fuzzy on the steps but that's teh basic premise.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz SBS Rocks [MVP], Nov 23, 2004
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  3. Actually, you don't want to export the data - you'll lose some info. Would
    be better just to find the PST file in use & import it into the Exchange
    mailbox. Just find the PST file, create a new profile in Outlook that has
    only the Exchange server in it (use control panel | mail for this & set it
    as the default profile), and open Outlook - then file | import and select
    the PST.

    For Outlook Express - once you've set up the Outlook profile (and deleted
    the old one) use file | export....and export to Outlook.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 23, 2004
  4. dsfseattle

    Nic Baxter Guest

    There may well be a number of ways but in my mind the simplest is just to
    add exchange server into the existing outlook profile on the workstation.
    Change the default mailbox location to the exchange server and then just
    drag the existing emails from the personal folders to the exchange mail
    Nic Baxter, Nov 25, 2004
  5. dsfseattle

    dsfseattle Guest

    Worked like a charm. Thanks, Dave

    dsfseattle, Nov 30, 2004
  6. Glad it's working!
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Dec 2, 2004
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