Data Protection - Exchange Server 2013 Import Settings.

Document ID : KB000009681
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Event Import enables CA Data Protection (DataMinder) to integrate with third-party email archives and file storage locations. In particular, Event Import can import:

  • Emails: Typically, these are emails that have been extracted from an archive. Event Import can also import emails from:
  • Microsoft Exchange mailboxes
  • Lotus Notes NSF files
  • Archive files such as PST and MSG files

Event Import automatically associates imported events with their correct 'owners'. If required, it can even create new users to 'own' imported events. CA Data Protection (DataMinder) provides tools to allow Event Import to run in batch mode or to run continuously.




This Technical Document outlines a methodology to determine the correct settings to use with Exchange Server 2013.

Data Protection 15.x

o ensure that you have the correct settings configured in the "import.exch.ini" file, please configure Outlook on a machine (other than the importer) connected to the same domain and network segment authenticated as the policy engine user who will be deployed with the Importer. Once configured follow the steps below: 


a. Start Microsoft Outlook. 

b. On the Tools menu, click Account Settings. 

c. Click the E-mail tab, click the Exchange account, and then click Change

d. Click More Settings, and then click the Connection tab

This will display the Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings. 


The "Connection Settings" string is equal to MSExch.ProxyServerName in the .ini file. 

For example; 


If you are using SSL then check note the FQDN that is listed in the "Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate" box. For example, This aligns with the .ini setting = "MSExch.CertPrincipal = msstd:


The "Proxy Authentication Settings" string is equal to MSExch.HTTPAuthMethod in the .ini file. 

For example; NTLM 


Also add the following line to your .ini file 

MSExch.IgnoreNoPublicFolders = yes 


This is to avoid any additional errors relating to public folders and more detail on this setting is discussed in the Technical Document ID: TEC554432


Additional Information:

For more information on these configuration parameters please refer to "Exchange Server Import Parameters" in the Archive Integration section of the CA Data Protection (DataMinder) documentation.