Exporting Exchange 2010 sp1 or later mailbox to a .pst file

In Knowledge Base Blog by angeladmin

In order to archive a mailbox to .pst file before deleting a user account follow these steps;

1. Run the following command using the Exchange Management Shell replacing administrator with the user you want to grant access.

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User Administrator

2.  Run the following to list all the mailboxes


3. Run to following command to export the mailbox.  Note you need to use a UNC pathname

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox %aliasname%  %servername%c$pst%aliasname%.pst

4. Check the status by typing