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Introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard




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During the beta of Office 365 for Enterprises, we received great

feedback from our customers and wanted to vastly simplify the process

for configuring Exchange in a hybrid deployment with Office 365. We are

introducing the Hybrid Configuration Wizard in Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 to refine the deployment process as a result of that feedback.

What is the Hybrid Configuration Wizard?

The Hybrid Configuration Wizard consists of:

  1. A new Exchange Management Console (EMC) wizard that guides you

    through the end-to-end process for configuring a hybrid deployment.

  2. A set of Exchange Management Shell (EMS) cmdlets that orchestrate

    the configuration process (as always, the EMC executes these Shell


  3. Improvements to the manageability of some of the underlying hybrid

    features (no more exchangedelegation.contoso.com or service.contoso.com

    domains – Yay!)

What does it do?

The hybrid configuration cmdlets take inputs from the wizard, analyze

the state of your existing on-premises and cloud organizations, and

calculate the required steps to correctly configure both organizations

correctly. You can learn more about this process here.

This friendly wizard replaces approximately 50 manual steps

with just a few inputs and several clicks of your mouse. Here are some

of the top tasks that the Hybrid Configuration Wizard will automatically

verify and configure for you:

  1. Verifies that your on-premises and Office 365 organizations meet the prerequisites for a hybrid deployment.
  2. Provisions your on-premises Exchange federation trust.
  3. Creates mutual organization relationships between your on-premises and Exchange Online organizations.
  4. Modifies e-mail address policies to ensure that mailboxes can be moved successfully to Exchange Online in Office 365.
  5. Enables and configures free/busy calendar sharing, message tracking

    and MailTips for both your on-premises and Exchange Online


  6. Configures secure mail flow between your on-premises and Exchange

    Online organizations. You can even choose to have the wizard

    automatically configure Exchange Online organization to route mail

    through your on-premises Exchange organization to meet any additional

    business or compliance requirements.

  7. Enables support for Exchange Online Archiving for on-premises mailboxes for those customers that have chosen to include archiving in their Office 365 service plan.

Once the hybrid deployment configuration process is complete, the

following features are available between your on-premises Exchange

organization and Exchange Online:

Feature Description
Native mailbox move Online mailbox moves with automatic Outlook reconfiguration
Free/busy and calendar sharing Free/busy and calendar sharing between on-premises and Exchange Online mailboxes
Secure mail TLS-encrypted and authenticated mail flow between your on-premises and Exchange Online organizations
Exchange Online Archiving Provide unlimited cloud-based archive storage for your on-premises mailboxes
Message tracking Integrated message tracking logs across on-your on-premises and Exchange Online organizations
Multi-mailbox search Create a single search request that automatically queries both on-premises and Exchange Online mailboxes
Outlook Web App redirection Redirect OWA logons for users that have been moved to Exchange Online
Mailtips Ensures that MailTips are available for both your on-premises and Exchange Online organizations


If you've used the Exchange Server Deployment Assistant

to configure a previous hybrid deployment, please note that we’re busy

updating the current scenarios to provide guidance based on the

automatic configuration process using the Hybrid Configuration Wizard.

Watch this blog for announcements when the Deployment Assistant is


With that in mind, we'll be retiring the manual hybrid deployment configuration guidance provided with SP1

and we strongly encourage you use the wizard wherever possible.

Although we'll continue to support manually configured hybrid

deployments, we believe that using the new wizard is the easiest, most

reliable way of getting deployed and staying correctly configured.




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