Video Screencast Help
Give us your opinion and win with Symantec! Please help us by taking this survey to tell us about your experience with Symantec Connect, so that we can continue to grow and improve.  Take the survey.

PST migrator - Automatically assign archives to PSTs

Created: 16 Jul 2012 | 4 comments
lukassc's picture


I was trying to import some PST, but when I stand in to the "destination archive", does not automatically assing the archive, I have to do it manualy.

Why is that? The only thing I can came up is that the user is disable, but nothing more.

Any ideas?

Comments 4 CommentsJump to latest comment

AndrewB's picture

you're right, it doesn't have a way to automatically asign the destination archive. if you use the PST locator, however, there are a couple mechanisms in place for it to identify which mailbox/archive to associate the PST with for you automatically.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |

Wayne Humphrey's picture

why not use EVPM where you can script it all, much quicker and easier ;)

Take a look at a couple of my comments here:

Rob.Wilcox's picture

FWIW, Server Driven PST Migration, using the locate/collect/migrate method does this:

Ownership of PSTs is determined by a process called correlation.  There are a number of ways that the process tries to determine the ownership of a particular PST file. 

  • If the PST has been marked then that information is used.  Marking is enabled in the Desktop Policy and performed by the Outlook Addin. (The MigratorServer process has to open the PST file in order to perform the first check)
  • Try to determine a unique user with write access to the PST file.
  • Try to determine a unique user with write access to the folder that contains the PST file
  • Try to determine a unique user with write access to the share
lukassc's picture

But, wit PST migrator we try one user and the destination assign automaticaly. The only difference between them is the owner its disable.

Do you think if I enable the user, the destination assign automaticaly?

I will take a look to the pst locator.