09-23-2020 07:21 AM
09-23-2020 07:21 AM
I have a couple of questions with the Hybrid Configuration Wizard and my environment.
Thanks for the help! I hope someone out there has been down this path and has some suggestions,
09-25-2020 06:10 AM
let me streamline my questions. Will HCW work with 2008 AD and where do I install it? My existing exchange servers are 2010 SP3 U1234 on Windows 2008 R2.
09-26-2020 04:59 PM
@andyo64 One part of hybrid configuration is Azure Active Directory Connect. AADC can only be installed on Server 2012 or newer. However, it can synchronize AD running on any server version as long as the Domain Functional Level is 2003 or newer.
The other part of HCW is creating the hybrid Exchange configuration (duh!) and that can be done from any domain joined computer.
Hope this helps!
09-27-2020 10:05 AM
You can run HCW application from any domain-joined machine but make sure you have exchange 2010 servers are on latest RU's (N-1) would work.
For AAD connect installation use server 2012 R2. And then you can sync your directory to office 365.
09-29-2020 11:48 AM
AADConnect is already setup on a 2008 server in my environment for Sharepoint and Teams - it works fine and I've recently upgraded it to the latest version 184.108.40.206. You guys are making me nervous that this only runs on 2012 because I'm running this on 2008?
That said - - So I'm thinking that when I run the HCW it will see this and only create the Exchange Hybrid configuration part. @DoscoeDerek
09-29-2020 03:28 PM
@andyo64 haha, guess what, I just started migrating a company to 365 from Exch10 on prem and they also have AADC running on 2008. So, perhaps it installs and works, but MS might not want us to do it for some good reason or they may not give support with that configuration. IDK. Always something to learn!
About HCW, you have it exactly right! At some point in the HCW it will ask about AADC and you can select the option "I'll configure this on my own or later or something like that". When HCW is done, you should be ready to start moving mailboxes!
09-30-2020 10:07 AM
Lucky me - you'll have to tell me how the HCW goes. Are you planning on upgrading the AADConnect to 2012 or better? Being that the functional level only needs to be 2003, I think 2008 should be fine.@DoscoeDerek
09-30-2020 10:58 AM
09-30-2020 11:13 AM
@andyo64 HCW ran fine. AADC seems to be working fine. We've moved almost all of the mailboxes to 365 no issue.
09-30-2020 12:01 PM
Do you know when installing HCW - classic or modern hybrid does it install automatically or does it look and see's if there AADConnect and then bypasses it?@Aakash-Sharma
09-30-2020 12:07 PM