Monthly Archives: November 2013

Couldn’t Connect to the Source Mailbox

Error after entering the New-MailboxExportRequest parameters:

Couldn’t connect to the source mailbox.
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [New-MailboxExportRequest], RemotePermanentException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : 4E7EDE9C,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.NewMailboxExportRequest

Exchange 2010 relies of MAPI when performiny any mailbox export. I had to enable MAPI.


New-MailboxExportRequest command missing

In order to run the ‘New-MailboxExportRequest’ command, you need to run the following first:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment –Role “Mailbox Import Export” –User “DOMAIN\USER”

The ‘New-MailboxExportRequest’ command works after restarting the shell.

New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox USER -FilePath “\\SERVER\SHARE\USER.pst”