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Stellar Exchange Toolkit Operational Review

Exchange administrators face many issues in their day to day work like Exchange Database files (EDBs) may corrupt due to several causes like overgrown size, virus infection, etc.

and this leads to unavailability of mailbox access to users, unable to restore the data from a backup files, required to extract the data from corrupted OST, during the migration he needs to export the mailbox to a PST file etc. These tasks will generally takes a longer time and sometimes it leads to escalations as well.

Stellar Exchange Toolkit is a bundle of powerful modules which provides a centralized control across the organization. Due to minimum downtime in recovering the data, it helps an exchange administrator in maintaining business continuity, Improves efficiency and productivity

Download Stellar exchange Toolkit here: http://www.stellarinfo.com/email-tools/exchange-toolkit.php

Stellar Exchange Toolkit comprises of 5 Modules as listed below. These modules can also be bought individually.

  • Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery
  • Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Server
  • Stellar OST to PST Converter
  • Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backup
  • Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery for MS Exchange

Key Features of Stellar Exchange Toolkit:

  • It repair harshly corrupt Exchange Databases to recover mailbox components like emails, attachments, contacts, etc
  • It Recover EDB, STM & LOG files from an injured Microsoft Exchange backup files (.bkf files)
  • Converts outlook OST files into PST files
  • Extract mailboxes from Exchange Server
  • Exports Recovered data to Live Exchange / Office 365
  • Reset passwords for Windows Server 2000/ 2003/ 2008/ 2012
  • Compatible with MS Exchange Server 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003

Installation:

System Requirements:

Processor: Pentium class

OS: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/Windows Server 2012/2008

RAM: 1GB

Hard Disk: 50MB free space

Outlook: MS outlook 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/2002

Exchange server: Exchange sever 2016/2013/2010/2007/2003/2000/5.5

Installation:

The installation of Stellar Exchange Toolkit is very straight forward. Download softwareàdouble click on installable fileàaccept the license agreementàclick on InstallàNextàNext àFinish

Once the installation is completed we can find the Stellar Exchange Toolkit user interface as below.


Options present on the main user interface of Stellar Exchange Toolkit software:

About: Provides more information about the software

Register: Helps to register the software after purchasing

Buy: Use this to buy the software

How Stellar Exchange Toolkit Works:

Let us discuss how Stellar Exchange Toolkit Works one by one:

Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery:

  • Repairs the corrupt EDB files
  • Exports recovered mail boxes to live exchange servers
  • Extract specific emails from a restored EDB files
  • Preview before saving
  • Save in Multiple formats like MSG, EML, HTML, RTF and PDF

From the Stellar Exchange Toolkit user interface click on Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery to launch the tool:


Select or find the EDB file which you want to recover, once the DB is selected, click on Start to scan:


Next, the option is to perform either scan, here we have Quick Scan and Extensive Scan as below:

By default quick scan option would be used first and it will be successful in most of the cases, if data still appears unrecoverable then extensive scan will be used.



After the scan process completes all mailboxes are listed in a tree-view as below. This provides the full structure or the mailbox (including recoverable items) available. Individual folders and the messages within are listed can be selected. Selecting a message in the list view displays the content of the item in the right hand viewer-pane.


Once we have the data required are found, we can see the number of options available as below:

  • Save as PST: Allows saving a single mailbox as either a single, or split PST file. This can be accessed by Outlook or significantly into Exchange.
  • Save as MSG, EML, HTML, RTF or PDF: Allows recovering messages as single files in a standard complaint format.
  • Export to Exchange mailbox: This option is mainly suitable to dial-tone recovery situations where the users have access to Exchange again using a blank database.
  • This can be performed at any level with the structure, but for a typical single mailbox recovery simply highlight and right-click the display name of a mailbox, then choose the relevant option.


    Once we select the required action, it prompts for the license key.

    Online Registration: Once the software is purchasing, a serial number will be sent via email, which is required to register the software. Enter the serial number, which is then verified by a license server and on verification, the software is registered.

    Manual Registration: To register the software manually, you will need to generate a PHX_REG.txt file and mail it to support@stellarinfo.com. After verification of the serial number and purchase details, the site key, which is required to register the software manually, an email will be sent.

    Note: If the software is downloaded from http://www.stellarinfo.com/email-tools/exchange-toolkit.php (i.e., ESD version), it must be registered using Serial Number (received through email after purchasing the product) to use all the features of the software.


    Once the registration is completed, we will find the message as below:


    Depending on the option selected the process will start extracting the data, provide the destination path and click on OK.


    During the extract:


    Once the extract is completed, we can find the confirmation as below:


    Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Server:

    In Mailbox Extractor product rather than extract data from corrupted or dismountable Exchange databases, Mailbox Extractor works with clean EDB files or connects directly to the Exchange environment. This can also be used as an “Exmerge on steroids” tool to allow mass exports from the existing environment to PST or other formats, without bringing the environment offline. Administrator can use this to export live data from one Exchange environment to another, similar to migration tools.

    • Stellar Mailbox Extractor helps in converting offline and online EDB files in to PST Files
    • Allows simultaneous conversion of multiple EDB files
    • Allows to extract specific mail or mailbox without restoring entire Database
    • Provides a Preview of the mails before saving
    • Save in PST, MSG, EML, HTML, RTF formats

    From the Stellar Exchange Toolkit user interface click on Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Server to launch the tool:


    Once the EDB file or connection to the online Exchange Database is open, it is the same interface is shown to the Exchange Recovery tool. This interface allows viewing of the folder configuration of each mailbox, list of items and viewing the content within each folder. Similar options available for export – including PST, standards compliant formats and direct to an Exchange environment:

    NOTE: Mailbox Extractor excels is by providing a sensibly a complete feature set within a single product.

    Stellar OST to PST Converter:

    Stellar OST to PST Converter eliminates the use of OST to PST convertor on the machine struggling to open the file in order to recover the information from Outlook’s local offline data file, the OST. Stellar OST to PST Converter can be installed on multiple machines with the appropriate license extract data directly from the user’s workstation.

    • It convert OST file in to PST files
    • Allows split converted OST file into multiple PST files
    • Save as reduced size PST files
    • Save in PST, MSG, EML, HTML, RTF, PDF formats

    From the Stellar Exchange Toolkit user interface click on Stellar OST to PST convertor to launch the tool, either we can open an OST file from a known location, or scan the PC to find all OST files available:


    Once the OST file has been selected, the process initiates to import the file.


    After the process completes a view of the mailbox is shown below the folder structure and the ability to view messages, calendars, contacts, tasks and notes:


    Once verified, use the Save Converted File option to save as a new, freshly created PST file:


    Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backup:

    Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backup is an innovative Exchange mailbox extractor, which simplifies the extraction of Offline mailboxes and the contents such as e-mails, attachments, contacts, calendars, tasks and journals, and saves them in PST, MSG, EML, HTML, RTF, PDF and MS Office 365 format.

    • Searches and extracts the particular emails
    • Export extracted files to Exchange mailbox
    • Preview mailbox components
    • Save in multiple formats

    From the Stellar Exchange Toolkit user interface click on Stellar Mailbox Extractor for Exchange Backup to launch the tool and select the backup file from which data needs to be extracted:


    Once the Backup file is selected, click on start scanning:


    Scanning process begins to extract the data:


    Once Scan completes, we can find the mailboxes and its contents as below:


    Once the data is verified, right click on the item which needs to be saved. We can save the data in PST, MSG, EML, HTML, RTF, PDF and MS Office 365 formats.


    Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery for MS Exchange:

    Stellar Phoenix Password Recovery for MS Exchange is a great application that helps to reset a Windows Server password when a current password is forgotten. It supports to reset the password for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, 2003 Server, 2008 Server and 2012 Server passwords. This tool also capable of resetting password of servers acting as Domain Controllers

    Conclusion:

    Stellar Exchange Toolkit is pretty simple and powerful, easy to manage, efficient and a bunch of software’s which makes Exchange administrators work modest. For more information about this awesome product, check out their website – Stellar Data Recovery @ www.stellarinfo.com

    Ratish Nair

    Microsoft MVP | Exchange Server

    Team @MSExchangeGuru


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