Enterprise Vault™ PST Migration
- About this guide
- Introduction to PST migration
- PST file ownership
- PST migration: scripted
- Output from PST migration
- PST migration: wizard-assisted
- PST migration: Locate and Migrate
- Setting up PST Locate and Migrate
- Configuring the holding folder for PST Locate and Migrate
- Creating and configuring the PST Locator, PST Collector, and PST Migrator tasks
- Migrating PST files using PST Locate and Migrate
- Running the PST Locator task to find domains and computers
- Running the PST Locator task to find PST files
- PowerShell cmdlets for PST migration
- PST migration: client-driven migration
- About client-driven PST migration
- Enabling mailboxes for PST client-driven migration
PST file marking to determine PST file ownership
Depending on configuration, when a user starts Outlook, the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In writes a marker into each PST file that is listed in the mail profile. The marker indicates the Enterprise Vault site, the associated archive, and the associated retention category. All the PST migration tools can use the marker to determine the owning mailbox and then migrate the file contents to that mailbox's default archive. Marking PST files can be enabled or disabled in Exchange Desktop policies using the setting,, in the list of advanced Outlook settings.
If marking is switched on, the Outlook Add-In does the following when Outlook starts:
Tries to open every PST that is listed in the user's mail profile. The next time that the user starts Outlook, the Outlook Add-In prompts for passwords to password-protected PSTs, and displays error messages for any inaccessible PSTs.
To avoid migration failures due to incorrect passwords or missing passwords, edit the General tab of the Personal Store Management properties to allow Enterprise Vault to override passwords and migrate the files. This feature is not available for client-driven migration.
Does not update the PST file marker again except if a different mail profile was used to access it. Enterprise Vault assumes that the owner of the PST file is the last profile that was used to access it.
Marks any further PST files that are subsequently added to the mail profile. The marking happens when Outlook is started, so merely opening a PST file and then closing it again is not sufficient to mark that PST.