New Mailbox Export Request operation

The New Mailbox Export Request process exports the contents of a primary mailbox or archive to a .pst file.


  • The New Mailbox Export Request operation supports Microsoft Exchange versions 2010 SP1, 2013, and 2016.
  • This operation can only be performed using 32-bit Exchange Management tools and Microsoft Outlook 2003 SP2 or later. 
  • This operation is not directly supported on a 64-bit Microsoft Exchange server.
  • To run this operation, the AOUser should have access to the mailbox, which can also be provided using the following cmdlet:
    Add-MailboxPermission -Identity ExportMailbox -AccessRights FULLACCESS -User AOUser 


The adapter request parameters may differ according to the Microsoft Exchange Server version.

For the list of all supported parameters, refer to the New Mailbox Export Request cmdlet in the Microsoft Exchange documentation specific to your version.

The following figure shows a sample adapter request for the operation on Microsoft Exchange version 2016:


The following figure shows the response for the adapter request:

    <target-output host="">
        <os-id>Windows Server 2008</os-id>
            <command>New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox:allen -FilePath:'\\CLM-PUN-020413\allen\MyMailbox.pst' -confirm:$false</command>
            <line index="1">Attempting to connect to remote host...</line>
            <line index="2">Initialising rctrlx server component...</line>
            <line index="3">Executing remote application: cmd /c "echo . | powershell -PSConsoleFile "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\exshell.psc1" -NonInteractive -Command New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox:allen -FilePath:'\\CLM-PUN-020413\allen\MyMailbox.pst' -confirm:$false "</line>
            <line index="4">Stdout:</line>
            <line index="5">Name                       Mailbox                    Status                   </line>
            <line index="6">----                       -------                    ------                   </line>
            <line index="7">MailboxExport              020413.dc/Users/allen      Queued                   </line>
            <line index="8">Remote application exited with code: 0</line>
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