SBS 2011 – Import PST in Exhange 2011

To enable import and export of mailboxes on SBS 2011 you need to:

Go to Windows SBS console and create a security group – that shuld be universal (by default) for example: Mailbox management

Add administrator / admin account to the group

Then you need to enable “import / export” feature on members of this group. To do that you need to open Exchange Management Shell (Powershell with Exchange 2010 modules) as administrator and write:

New-ManagementRoleAssignment -Name “Import Export Mailbox Admins” -SecurityGroup “Mailbox management” -Role “Mailbox Import Export”

After that you can folow my article to import or export mailboxes

6 thoughts on “SBS 2011 – Import PST in Exhange 2011

  1. Chris

    I tried to follow this, but I am sill getting the ‘Export-Mailbox’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet…

    I’m at the end of my rope. I’ve been researching this for days. Yours is the only one I’ve been able to find that is directly related to SBS2011, but that didn’t work for me this time.

    Do you think you can assist me?


  2. Steve

    Hi Chris, when you start Powershell make sure you right click and “Run as administrator”. This should allow the commands to function.



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