How do I discover PST files and upload them to Azure via a Group Policy Object?
To discover PST files on the network and then upload them to Azure, complete each of the steps detailed below, in order:
Step 1: Create a network share that is accessible to all of your customer’s computers, and put the UploaderWiz-extracted files in the share folder.
Note: For more information about Windows Server file and storage services, read the File and Storage Services Overview TechNet article.
Step 2: Download and extract the UploaderWiz files into the share.
Step 3: Create the batch file, which will be called by the Group Policy Object (GPO).
While logged into the file server as an administrator, create a batch file in the share, e.g., discover.bat.
Use a text editor (e.g., notepad), and enter the following command parameters in the file:
\\servername\sharename\UploaderWiz.exe -accesskey xxxxxxxx -secretkey xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -container xxxxxxxx -type azureblobs -autodiscover true -interactive false -filefilter "*.pst"
Step 4: Create a Group Policy Object that forces the domain-joined computers in a security filter to execute the batch file through a scheduled task.
The discover.bat file will execute on user computers at the next Group Policy refresh, typically every 90 minutes, with a random offset of 0 to 30 minutes.
Step 5: Check Azure blob container for PST files.
After waiting the allotted GPO refresh time, check your Azure blob container for the PST files.
If PST files are not discovered and uploaded to the container, refer to KB005473, for troubleshooting advice. Note: UploaderWiz log files are stored in %LOCALAPPDATA%\BitTitan folder.
If PST files have been discovered and uploaded to Azure, then you are ready to continue with your PST migration project. You can create a MigrationWiz Personal Archive project, and autodiscover the PST files in Azure and import them into your project, by following the steps in the PST migration guide. KB004993