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PST Flight Deck

Migrate PST files to Office 365 with PST Flight Deck by Quest. With this automated solution, you can reliably find all PST files on workstations, network locations, OneDrive for Business, and removable media – easily identifying ownership for shared PSTs and terminated employee files. You can then migrate PST to Office 365 (including GCC and GCC High tenants) or Exchange, allowing you to modernize the use of PST data within your organization.

With the option to host entirely in Azure, on-prem or hybrid, our 'fixed cost, fixed outcome' PST migration service ensures successful business outcomes, so please contact us today.

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Outlook PST files are poorly protected, susceptible to data leakage and easily corrupted. You can’t centralize or manage them, so tracking how many exist across the organization is challenging. They hinder accurate eDiscovery and compromise data protection compliance, so organizations are now forced to perform a PST migration to safeguard the data.

Using our intelligent software, you can audit your entire PST footprint to identify ownership, remove passwords, restore corrupt files, highlight redundant files and migrate PST to Office 365 or on-premises Exchange. Once complete, retention and data management policies can be applied – ensuring compliance, simplifying eDiscovery, protecting email data and reducing management costs.

The solution can be run in a centralized or hub-and-spoke model, including hosting entirely Microsoft Azure. Whether migrating PST to O365 or other targets. the process can be executed with granular control, with filtering and de-duplicating options.

Microsoft's network upload service is fine for organizations with fewer than 500 users, but large enterprises require an advanced solution capable of automation and centralized server processing to ensure full PST discovery and happy users. With over a decade's experience, our PST file migration team is here to help. The optional Apple agent can also be deployed to import OLM files from Mac computers.

PST Migration Capabilities

With the understanding that not all PST migration projects are the same, our PST to Office 365 migration tool allows you to move data to either primary or archive mailboxes, or a combination of both. Our fully-managed PST migration service includes:
Zero impact transition

Zero impact transition

Migrating PST data while maintaining read-only access ensures business continuity, drastically reducing helpdesk calls. The user experience is never interrupted and administrator intervention is minimized wherever possible, ensuring a fast migration capable of moving up to 5 TB per day.
Migrate PST to Office 365 with automated deletion of the original file.

Automatic cleanup

Once source data is present in the target, original files are deleted and broken links removed from the Outlook profile. A policy is also enforced to prevent the creation of new PSTs, ensuring the environment remains clean post-migration.

Active Directory-based prioritization

Optional AD/AAD deployments

Plan your migration by organizing users according to Active Directory properties. The scanner can be deployed in either on-premises AD or Azure AD. Directly scanning AAD allows a completely Azure-based solution, negating the need for on-premises components.
Migrate PST files from OneDrive to support remote workers.

Modern solutions for remote workforces

Azure hosting and the ability to migrate content from OneDrive for Business allows you to centralize PST data belonging to remote/hybrid workers. When configured with VPN split tunneling, migration traffic automatically flows to the service, ensuring speed is maintained without impacting the corporate VPN.

PST search and identification and learn how to migrate PST to Office 365

PST search and identification

Quickly locate PSTs and identify the owner. Discover files in locations that other solutions tend to exclude, such as local drives, attached USB devices, network shares, and OneDrive for Business. Intelligent scanning helps you accurately determine ownership to reduce administrative effort when preparing for migration. This even includes shared PSTs and terminated employees.
De-duplication and filtering

De-duplication and filtering

Filter old or irrelevant data and automatically remove duplicated data. This saves storage space, prevents redundant data in the target, reduces license cost for archives, and streamlines eDiscovery processes down the road.
Consolidated back-up

Consolidated back-up

Optionally, create a central backup of the uploaded data on a generic storage location to protect the user’s data.
Audit-ready reporting

Audit-ready reporting

View management summaries, planning reports and detailed information for all users and files.
Application streaming and migrate PST to Office 365

Application streaming

If you stream Outlook via solutions such as Citrix or Microsoft App-V, our unique wrapper supports users with attached PSTs. In-scope users will have all files removed from Outlook at the right time to prevent helpdesk calls. To avoid impacting the streaming server, data is still migrated via PST Flight Deck’s central processing modules or another user workstation.
Import OLM file to Office 365.

Apple support

PST Flight Deck offers an optional Apple agent to address OLM and PST files on Apple computers. This enables you to support both Apple and Windows users together, centralizing all email data as part of the same project. This component is delivered exclusively by Quest’s Professional Services team.

PST Migration Service

Our unique combination of PST migration software and experienced delivery team can help you modernize the use of PST files by moving the data into Office 365. Please contact our expert team to discuss your PST migration project.

FAQs - PST Flight Deck

The tool automatically de-duplicates all PST file content on an item-level basis, to ensure that backup and duplicate content does not end up in the target system.

PST Flight Deck will process files according to the ownership details, but rather than just accept that these details are correct it has a built-in 8-factor mechanism to verify file ownership.

If discrepancies are found, for example if more than one owner is detected, PST Flight Deck will automatically notify operators who can verify ownership and assign the correct owner prior to ingestion.

Yes, PST Flight Deck can remove passwords and process the file contents.
PST Flight Deck can repair corrupted files using industry best practices. This is done automatically by removing this administrative burden and migrating as much data as possible.

Tech Specs

  • 8 Recommended
  • 12GB recommended
  • 10GB of Free Space
  • Cache space for PST processing
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 or later
  • .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.5
  • SQL Server 2014 or later

For a full list of system requirements, see the compatibility guide.

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