Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Export Exchange 2013 | 2010 Mailbox to PST Using EAC Manually

Posted by Daniel Jones

Administrative of database may often need to export Exchange 2010 database into PST format. There are so many reasons behind this, but one of the common reasons is to extract data from corrupted or damaged EDB files & to access it with MS Outlook. Therefore, in the upcoming part of the blog, we will discuss the free method to export Exchange 2013 mailbox to PST using EAC. However, before that let us lean a brief note about EAC.

Exchange Admin Center (EAC)

The two terms EMC & ECP have been replaced by the term EAC in MS Exchange 2013 for the management of database. There are some more functions of EAC such as:

  • Migration of EDB mailbox to PST or any other server
  • Find all the devices that are connected to Exchange
  • Specifying & Setting of policies for MS Outlook on web

In short, EAC is developed for online & hybrid server setup. It also works as online management console.

Two Methods to Export Exchange 2013 Mailbox to PST Free

Users can perform the task of exporting EDB to PST format manually with the help following four different steps:

Step 1: Know the URL of the Server

To begin the process with the EAC, the administrator requires the URL of the server to login. Therefore, how users can find the URL:

  • Firstly, open Command Prompt & type in the below mentioned command:

'Get-ECPVirtualDirectory | Format-List InternalURL,ExternalURL'

  • Now, copy the link showed after ‘Internal URL’.
  • After this, open the browser & type in the link to begin the EAC.

Note: It is not possible to open this link in any web browser. Browsers that are supported are Internet Explorer versions 8 through 10 & later, Safari version 5.1 and later, Chrome version 18 & later, and Firefox version 11 & later.

Step 2: Make a Network shared folder & Grant Required Authorization

Before going ahead, make a new share folder on the network drive. In this folder, you can save the exported data. Make sure that this drive is different from your operating system drive. After the creation of the folder, give full access control to the ETC, this stands for Exchange Trusted Subsystem and for this follow these steps:

  • Firstly, right-click on the folder
  • Then, click on ‘Permissions’
  • After this, you need to click on ‘Shared’ & ‘Security’ levels & set necessary permissions.

Step 3: Give Import or Export Rights to Mailbox

As, by default, no mailbox has this permission therefore, we need to grant this manually. For this, proceed with the following steps:

  • Firstly, open EAC & click on the tab of “Permissions”, which is on the left-hand side panel
  • Now, choose “Recipient Management”, from the Admin Roles section
  • After this, select “Add” role, from section of roles available in the upper section of the screen
  • Click on “Mailbox Import Export”, in the ‘Select a Role’ page
  • Then, click on ‘Add’ button & then hit on OK
  • You need to Click on + sign to add mailboxes for the process of export.

Step 4: Export Exchange 2013 or 2010 Mailbox to Outlook PST

This is the final step of this process; you need to follow each step carefully:

  • To begin this, open EAC & now from the working panel, choose the tab of “Mailboxes”. With this the entire mailboxes will be listed
  • Now, choose the mailbox you desire to export to Outlook PST
  • Make a right-click on the mailbox & choose the option of ‘Export to PST’
  • After this, a page pops-up, displaying the selected mailbox. In case, the name is incorrect, you need to browse to choose the mailbox you desire to export.
  • Select if you want to export the data of the mailbox/of the mailbox’s archive and click on Next
  • Now, select the desired location to save the PST file & click on Next
  • Indicates a recipient to receive a notification once the process completes and click on Finish

After the completion of the process, the PST file can imported and opened in Outlook.

Failure of Manual Methods leads to an Expert Solution

The above-discussed EAC method is far better than PoweShell cmdlet, but this is not that easy to execute. Therefore, if users want to perform the whole task of Exchange EDB to PST Conversion simply, they can go for a third party utility. One such ultimate tool is EDB to PST Converter to convert Exchange mailbox to PST & for restoring mailboxes from the Exchange Server. The tool is capable to convert all EDB items i.e. public and private folder.

The Bottom Line

With the increasing popularity of Microsoft Outlook sometimes, users want to know the methods to convert Exchange EDB file to PST. Therefore, in the above article we have discussed the EAC method to export Exchange 2013, 2010 mailboxes to PST. We have also learned that this method is not easy to execute and a bit lengthy as well. Therefore, for users who want to perform it quickly and effortlessly we have come up with a third party utility, namely EDB to PST Converter. Users can opt for any of the method as per their comfort and need.

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