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Step 4: Configure HCW

May 31, 2018 | by iaur | posted as Hybrid(EXO), M365 Migration

  • Access ECP > Hybrid > click Configure under setup

The Wizard can be started from Exchange Admin Center (EAC) or ECP  by going to the “hybrid” tab.

Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard - downloading

Clicking on the “configure” button redirects you to the Office 365 login page. To continue, you have to enter your tenant’s global administrator credentials. By default, administrator’s login has the following format: In a few seconds, a page with a download link should appear:

Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard - download link
  • You should have this Wizard after the download, you should have the wizard version on the upper right side

his stage, the installation process should be completed, and a shortcut to the HCW should have appeared on the desktop. The Wizard should start automatically. If not, run it using the shortcut.

Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard 4
  • Click Next and tick the optimal Exchange server
Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard - choose hosting
  • Click Next and the on-premise exchange will be auto detected and you will need to type in the credential of your global admin account of your Office 365
Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard enter credentials
  • The wizard will go to a validation phase and option for you to enable Federation trust, enable it as prompted.

Federation Trust is a required feature for the full Hybrid deployment. It enables sharing calendar free/busy information within a Hybrid environment, between all users.

Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard - federation trust
  • After that, it will ask you to add a TXT record on your public DNS host to verify your domain ownership
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  • Add the domain to your DNS host and check DNS global replication
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  • After verifying, you will need to setup the mail transport for your hybrid setup

Choose the typical setup

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  1. As a requirement for hybrid, you will need to have an SSL certificates for your server external links

Choose it for your secure mail transport and for the connectors (both directions)


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Receive Connector Configuration 
Choose one or more on-premises Exchange Servers to host receive connectors for secure mail transport 
with Exchange Online. If you are using Exchange 2013 these servers must havethe Client Access Server 
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Send Connector Configuration 
Choose one or more on-premises Exchange Ser-vers to host send connectors for secure mail transport with 
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Transport Certificate 
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Choose a certificate to use with securing hybrid mail transport, 
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  • Enter your organization FQDN
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  • Finally, click the Update button and complete the configuration
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Your Exchange hybrid configuration settings are now complete. Click Update to configure and enable the 
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