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Metalogix Archive Manager for Exchange 8.1.1 - PST Importer Administration Guide

How to modify the settings for a client computer

 

To modify the default settings for a desired client computer:

1.

On the PST Gathering menu select Clients and PST files to open the Gatherer management window.

2.

In the Clients list select the desired client computer. Right-click it and in its context menu select Properties to open its Properties window.

 

NOTE: Or select a desired client computer in the list and then on the Clients menu select Client Properties; or double-click the desired client computer in the Client computers window.

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NOTE: Client computers need to be registered first! If no computers are listed in the Client computers window, please register them first. See the sections “How to add a new client computer” or “Automatic registration”.

3.

In the Properties window you may change the settings on the Ownership, Search and Upload tabs. (See the section “Configuring settings for automated importing”.) However, there is one more option available on the General tab:

Select the Detect user from folder path if your .pst files are stores on a network share or a disk and each user has its own folder. Once you select this option and set the path, only this location will be searched on that computer and the .pst files will be assigned to users on the basis of the path (name of the folder where they reside on the selected client computer).

The following wildcards can be used in user detection based on the path:

%ALIAS%

%DISPLAYNAME%

%LOGONNAME%

%EMAILADRESS%

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Managing client computers

 

All computers where the gathering of .pst files is to take place:

Øneed the gatherer (either PSTGatherer.exe installed and enabled (see the section “Installing the Gatherer service on client computers”) or PST Import server installed)

Ømust be added to the Clients list

 

Client computers can be added to the Clients list in three different ways:

·manually one-by-one

·by automatic registration

·by importing (from a comma separated file)

In the following lines we will describe all three possibilities.

Manual adding of a new client computer

 

To add a new client computer, i.e. to register a new client computer manually:

1.

On the PST Gathering menu select Clients and PST files.

2.

In the Gatherer management window click on the Add New Client icon on the toolbar to open the Add new client computer window.

NOTE: Or on the Client menu click the Add new client command.

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3.

In the Add new client computer window enter the IP address of the desired client computer in the NETBIOS name text box. Click OK. The computer will be displayed in the Clients list.

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NOTE: In case that an incorrect IP address is entered Error is displayed under the Status column in the Client computers window. Error is displayed also in case that the Gatherer service is stopped, or when the client computer is not available for some reason (e.g. turned off). In such cases please check to find out the reason.

You can start the Gatherer service on the respective computer from C:\Program Files (x86) \ Metalogix \ MAM4Exchange \ Tools \ Start .

Automatic registration of new client computers

 

Instead of registering client computers one-by-one, you may want to register them automatically by using the automatic registration feature.

All clients with Gatherer installed, connect to the PST Server. Administrator can check these clients via automatic registration and register selected ones. They will be displayed in the Clients list then.

For automatic registration:

1.

On the PST Gathering menu select Clients and PST files.

2.

In the Gatherer management window click on the Automatic registration command on the Clients menu.

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3.

In the Registered clients window select the desired client computers simply by clicking on their respective check boxes.

 

NOTE: By clicking on the Check all button all client computers will be selected.

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4.

Upon selecting the desired client computers, click Create.

5.

All client computers you have selected in the previous step will be registered and subsequently displayed in the Clients list, as shown below.

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Registered client computers will be searched through for .pst files depending on their respective settings. (See the sections “Configuring the settings for automated importing” or “How to modify the settings for a client computer”).

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