It’s possible to import previously recovered .pst files to Microsoft Exchange Server.

The operations may differ depending on the Microsoft Exchange Server version:

  • For Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP3, 2007 SP2, 2007 SP1, see this article

  • For Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP3, 2010 SP2, see this article

  • For Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1, see this article

Note, that for the command:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment Role "Mailbox Import Export" User Administrator

one should use valid domain administrator credentials.

Example

New-ManagementRoleAssignment Role "Mailbox Import Export" User mydomain\Administrator

After the command is completed, close and re-open the Exchange Management Shell.

For New-MailboxImportRequest, UNC path is required (SMB share on the local machine, other machine or NAS at the local network).

Example

New-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath \\esp-ho-ex2010a\pst\john.smith.pst -Mailbox john.smith
General pattern
New-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath \\SHARENAME\Folder\filename.pst -Mailbox mailbox_name_or_alias

If a file is placed in a non-shared folder, that’s C:\Users\administrator.mydomain\desktop\, try the following command:

New-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath \\127.0.0.1\C\$\Users\administrator.mydomain\Desktop\john.smith.pst -Mailbox john.smith