New Mailbox Import Request operation

The New Mailbox Import Request process imports mailbox data from a .pst file to a mailbox.


  • 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-MailboxImportRequest cmdlet in the Microsoft Exchange documentation specific to your version.

The following figure shows a sample adapter request for the New Mailbox Import Request 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-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath:'\\CLM-PUN-020413\allen\MyMailbox.pst' -Mailbox:jai -confirm:$false</command>
            <line index="1">Attempting to connect to remote host...</line>
            <line index="2">Initialising rctrlx server component...</line>
            <line index="3">Executing remote application: cmd /c "echo . | powershell -PSConsoleFile "C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\Bin\exshell.psc1" -NonInteractive -Command New-MailboxImportRequest -FilePath:'\\CLM-PUN-020413\allen\MyMailbox.pst' -Mailbox:jai -confirm:$false "</line>
            <line index="4">Stdout:</line>
            <line index="5">Name                       Mailbox                    Status                   </line>
            <line index="6">----                       -------                    ------                   </line>
            <line index="7">MailboxImport1             020413.dc/Users/jai        Queued                   </line>
            <line index="8">Remote application exited with code: 0</line>
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