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    How to centralize .pst files to one location on network

    We currently have 250 plus workstations storing .pst files on the workstation level. I am looking for a way to pull or copy all these .pst files to one central location, ideally without going to each workstation individually

    look forward to all ideas

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    Yikes, why not just get exchange?

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    we have exchange 2010 the pst files are backup of old emails.

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    Simple logoff script that copies said file to a set share? Could add some time to logoff if the files are large but still worthwhile if you really must do that sort of thing.

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    Why do you have pst files on the workstations? Why not keep the email on the Exchange server where you can back it up straightforwardly.

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    have emails stored on exchange server however my predecessor set emails to backup to pst file on local workstation. my goal is to centralize for easier backups

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    Can you not import them to the users mailbox/s, then delete the pst?

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    DO NOT STORE PST ON FILESERVERS, if they are going to be opened by Outlook clients.

    Limits to using personal folders (.pst) files over LAN and WAN links
    Network Stored PST files ... don't do it! - Ask the Performance Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


    I'd tell the users (with a video demo, and step by step web pages/pdf/email, and a show and share session) to copy the mail from the pst to an archive folder in their exchange mailbox.

    Or spend a few weeks building a custom set of scripts to do it automatically.

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