Software Review: Kernel for Exchange Server Software

Kernel for Exchange Server recovery tool helps Exchange administrators to reduce the time and stress involved in the restoration of corrupt EDB files. The tool employs highly advanced algorithms to perform accurate Exchange mailbox recovery, without changing the folder structure and hierarchy of mailboxes. This tool has a user-friendly interface that helps users in performing effortless EDB recovery and migration.

Kernel for Exchange Server promises to reinstate all the mailbox data including emails, deleted items, attachments, calendar, notes, journals, tasks, appointments, drafts and other items along with their meta data. It offers recovery from EDB files that have become inaccessible due to all types of Exchange Server errors and issues – Jet engine errors, corrupt headers, dirty shutdowns. It will be interesting to know more about the features and working of the tool.

Significant features of Kernel for Exchange Server Tool

  • Offers EDB repair, EDB to PST conversion, and migration to Live Exchange server/Office 365
  • Equipped with a search facility by which users can easily locate EDB files
  • Converts inaccessible EDB files to PST files; also offers facility to split the produced PST files after a specified size
  • Recovers entire Exchange mailbox data without any modification to their structure and hierarchy
  • Recovers and migrates multiple mailboxes in a single cycle
  • Recovers UNICODE characters of languages like Chinese, Japanese and French
  • Preserves data integrity and recovers email meta data & item properties
  • Live Preview facility to verify the details of recovered mailbox items
  • Saves mailbox items in PST, MSG, EML, TXT, HTML and RTF formats
  • Mailbox filtration by date range and item type (with the option to include/exclude filtered items)
  • Generates process analysis report after the completion of the recovery and migration
  • Supports Exchange Server versions 5.0, 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Performing EDB recovery using Kernel for Exchange Server

For evaluation of the tool, user can download the free version from the website directly. However, here we present the analysis using the licensed version. The important steps of using this tool are:

Step 1: Upon launching this EDB recovery tool, its main screen appears. In the ‘Select Source Exchange Database’ dialogue box, the user can select the corrupt EDB/STM files using the ‘Browse’ button. Select the required EDB and click ‘Next’ button to proceed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: User can use the ‘Search’ option to trace the files from a drive or volume, if its exact location is unknown. On using this option, the tool will enlist all the EDBs with their paths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: In the next step, user can opt the ‘Standard Scan’ mode (this is the recommended mode). If the intensity of the corruption is low, the tool will produce results instantaneously. However, if the files are severely corrupted, user can use the ‘Advanced Scan’ mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3:  After the scanning, the tool produces recovery results in a hierarchical manner in the left pane of the interface as shown in the image below. User can select any of the enlisted files and view their details in the preview pane on the right side of the interface. This helps user in verifying the recovered data before saving it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Save individual items: For individual item restoration, user can select the required items and save them using the right-click menu.  User just has to browse for the destination and mention format (MSG, PST, EML, RTF, TXT or HTML) to save the files.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Save in PST

To save required files in PST, user needs to click ‘Save to PST’. Now, the ‘Select Mailboxes’ dialogue box appears. User can proceed with the following steps:

Step 5.1

In the ‘Select Mailboxes’ dialogue box, user can select the mailboxes and their specific folders for recovery. Then click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5.2: Now the user must browse and select the PST file saving destination. The ‘PST Options’ section allows user to create Unicode PST and also to split PST file after a specified size. User can even define file filtration rules and click ‘Next’ to proceed with the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5.3: The tool will display a successful file restoration message upon the completion of the procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6: Save to Live Exchange Server/Office 365

To save required files in PST, user needs to click ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365’. Now, the ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365’ dialogue box appears. User can proceed with the following steps:

Step 6.1

In the ‘Save to Live Exchange/Office 365’ dialogue box, user can enter the Live Exchange Server domain credentials i.e. Domain name, user name and password; then click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: To save required files in Office 365, user needs to choose the ‘Office 365’ option. Here, user can enter the Office 365 credentials i.e. user name and password; then click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.2: After entering the required credentials, the tool asks user to map the source mailboxes to the target mailboxes. This can be done manually (by click ‘Mapping’) or using a CSV file (by clicking ‘CSV Export’). After mapping the source mailboxes with the target mailboxes, click ‘Next’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.3: Now, filter the files on the basis of Item type and date range and click ‘Next’ to complete the file restoration process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6.4: The tool will display a confirmation message after successfully saving the mailbox data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final words

In conclusion we can say that Kernel for Exchange Recovery tool has the capability to resolve almost all EDB related issues, and recover mailboxes in any situation. It can also migrate mailboxes from EDB to Exchange/Office 365 without much effort. The round the clock technical assistance provided by Kernel support team through email, live chat and phone, is extremely helpful too.

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