OST files or Offline Storage Folders saved in user's system are a duplicate copy of user's Exchange Mailbox. Each and every OST file is associated with a particular Exchange mailbox which cannot be used with any other mailbox. Hence, a user cannot use an existing OST file with a new mailbox after migrating to another Exchange Server. Although, administrators maintain offline folder files at the time of migration by keeping the mailboxes of remote users at a separate place.
Lepide Offline Folder Report utility is a simple freeware to determine which mailbox possesses their offline data in particular OST files and which does not. Administrators can use Lepide Offline Folder Report utility to examine the mailboxes of selected Domain. The result consists of three lists:
These lists so produced can be saved in CSV format for future referrals and can be accessed with MS Excel.
In order to generate Offline Folder report, the administrator needs to enter the host Exchange Server name along with the logon credentials (verify them) and then click on Generate button. After this, the tool generates the list of all users who are currently using OST files and of those who are not using OST files for their mailbox communications. Additionally, the tool also showcases a list of errors that occurred while searching for OST and Non-OST users within the Domain.
Mentioned below steps, describe the process of using Lepide Offline Folder report utility: