Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 introduced a new feature that allows organizations to control how messaging data is archived. The Personal Archive feature eliminates the need for Personal Folder (.pst) files and lets users store messages in an archive mailbox. 

At first, you could access the archive mailbox only by using Microsoft Outlook 2010 or by using Microsoft Office Outlook Web App.This article describes the new functionality that was added in the February 2011 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2. This new functionality enables Outlook 2007 to access the Exchange Server 2010 Personal Archive mailbox.

Additionally, this document provides links to Microsoft documentation that has information about system requirements and differences in how Outlook 2007 implements the feature compared to Outlook 2010.

More Information

February 2011 hotfix package for Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2

To download the hotfix package that enables Outlook 2007 access to the Personal Archive, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2475891 Description of the Office Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): February 22, 2011

Licensing requirements

For information about licensing requirements, visit the following Microsoft website:

Feature functionality that is specific to Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 implements the feature differently from Outlook 2010 or from Outlook Web App. For a list of these differences, visit the following website, and search for the “*Archive policies in Outlook 2007” section:

Personal Archives

For more information about Personal Archives, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:

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