Export all mailboxes to pst of inactive users

by Zadnak at 2013-04-09 14:38:52

Hi all,

We are about to migrate to a new domain and I need to export all mailboxes to pst of inactive users. We plan to delete the users off Exchange after they have been archived. I was able to generate a report of the inactive users using this command:

Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxStatistics | Where {($.LastLogonTime -lt (get-date).adddays(-60))} |export-csv z:\users_older_than_60.csv

I was wondering what command I need to run next to mass export to pst those users. I’m working with Exchange 2010 for this.

Thanks in advance!
by DonJ at 2013-04-09 23:33:56
So, you’re after the Export-Mailbox command, I suppose. Use Get-Mailbox to get the maiboxes you want, pipe them to Export-Mailbox, and use its -PSTFolderPath to specify a destination folder.
by Zadnak at 2013-04-10 10:29:45
So my command should be

Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxStatistics | Where {($
.LastLogonTime -lt (get-date).adddays(-60))} | New-MailboxExportRequest -Filepath z:\pstfiles

Is that enough for Powershell to understand what I want? I’m AWFUL with sintax, so that’s why I’m asking.
by Kottees at 2013-04-11 02:29:56
Hi, Try this.
foreach ($i in (Get-Mailbox | Get-MailboxStatistics | Where {($.LastLogonTime -lt (get-date).adddays(-60))})) { New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $i -FilePath "\Exports$($i.Alias).pst" }
by Zadnak at 2013-04-13 15:45:09
I get this when running ^that command:

Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘Mailbox’. Cannot convert the "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Mapi.MailboxStatistics" value of type "Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Mapi.MailboxStatistics" to type "Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.MailboxOrMailUserIdParameter".
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidData: (:slight_smile: [New-MailboxExportRequest], ParameterBindin...mationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentTransformationError,New-MailboxExportRequest

Thanks for the help!
by ArtB0514 at 2013-04-15 08:45:53
You just need to move the Where-Object clause before the Get-MailboxStatistics call so that the Mailbox gets returned and not the statistics object at the end of the pipeline.

foreach ($i in (Get-Mailbox | Where-Object {($
| Get-MailboxStatistics).LastLogonTime -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-60)})) {do-export-here}
by Zadnak at 2013-04-15 14:43:18
Running ^that command, I get

Pipeline not executed because a pipeline is already executing. Pipelines cannot be executed concurrently.
+ CategoryInfo : OperationStopped: (Microsoft.Power...tHelperRunspace:ExecutionCmdletHelperRunspace) ,
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : RemotePipelineExecutionFailed
by ArtB0514 at 2013-04-15 16:28:45
Ah, so. I keep forgetting about that. Try it this way and see if it works.
foreach ($I in (Get-Mailbox | Where-Object {(Get-MailboxStatistics $.Name).LastLogonTime -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-60)})) {do-export-task-here}

I don’t have access to Exchange right now, so can’t really check this. I’ll think about it more tonight and see how it works when I get to the office tomorrow.
by ArtB0514 at 2013-04-16 06:28:28
Hmmm. Still gets the running pipeline error. Oh, well, this way isn’t very efficient, but it does work:

$Day60 = (Get-Date).AddDays(-60)
$Mailboxes = Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited
$Mailboxes = $Mailboxes | Where-Object {(Get-MailboxStatistics $
.Name).LastLogonTime -lt $Day60}
foreach ($I in $Mailboxes) {do-export-task-here}
by Adom503 at 2013-04-26 02:57:40
Whenever I used powershell scripts for the inactive users mailboxes or disconnected mailboxes, i came in trouble. Now thing is that what I did to overcome here, just deployed a small edb pst application that did this job smoothly. You may check:


by Zadnak at 2013-05-01 07:18:25
[quote="ArtB0514"]Hmmm. Still gets the running pipeline error. Oh, well, this way isn’t very efficient, but it does work:

$Day60 = (Get-Date).AddDays(-60)
$Mailboxes = Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited
$Mailboxes = $Mailboxes | Where-Object {(Get-MailboxStatistics $_.Name).LastLogonTime -lt $Day60}
foreach ($I in $Mailboxes) {do-export-task-here}

This worked perfectly! Thank you very much for your help.