Mailbox import and export

In the immediate period following the release of Exchange 2010, a great deal of hot air was generated in the Exchange community about the requirement to run a 64-bit version of Outlook 2010 on an Exchange 2010 mailbox server before it is possible to use the Import-Mailbox or Export-Mailbox cmdlets to import or export data to a PST. These cmdlets are also used with Exchange 2007 to work with PST data and they have a dependency on Outlook’s client-side MAPI provider to be able to access mailboxes.

The Import-Mailbox and Export-Mailbox cmdlets are obsolete in Exchange 2010 SP1, which replaces these cmdlets with a new mechanism of mailbox import and export requests modeled on the mailbox move model. The new cmdlets are based ...

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