January 27, 2023

On this article, we shall be going via the method of switching from the Trade Traditional Hybrid setup to a full Trade Fashionable Hybrid topology. We may also see find out how to resolve the problem if one thing goes unsuitable throughout the course of.

Course of to Swap from Trade Traditional Hybrid to Fashionable Hybrid

Earlier than shifting ahead, we have to make it possible for there are not any current migration batches and migration endpoints. If there are any migrations operating at present, we have to wait till these are full or take away them accordingly in order that there are not any endpoints or batches.

Take away Present Hybrid Configurations

Step one is to take away the present hybrid configurations. For this, we have to go to the Applications and Options from Management Panel and confirm that there isn’t a Microsoft Workplace 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard. If there may be, we have to take away it.

Throughout this course of, tick the Take away the appliance from this laptop possibility and click on OK.

Arrange the Fashionable Hybrid

We have to first obtain the brand new wizard from the Microsoft web site utilizing the hyperlink beneath.


As soon as downloaded, open the set up file and click on on Set up.

As soon as the set up is full, we will proceed to arrange the wizard and full our changeover.

Run the Fashionable Hybrid Configuration Wizard

After the set up, the wizard will begin with the welcome display screen. Click on Subsequent to begin the method.

Within the subsequent display screen, it ought to robotically detect the Trade Server we’re operating.

It is suggested to run the wizard utilizing the person who has administrative entry on the Trade Server. The credentials could be set within the subsequent display screen.

Right here, it is going to ask to alter the native credentials (if totally different from the at present logged on) and for the Workplace 365 credentials for the vacation spot tenant.

Within the subsequent display screen, it is going to take a look at the connectivity between the supply and the vacation spot. If all goes nicely, proceed to the subsequent display screen.

Within the subsequent display screen, choose the Full Hybrid configuration and click on Subsequent. We will use the minimal hybrid, however it is going to have a lower down model of the complete hybrid with minimal settings. Use this simply to maneuver mailboxes to the cloud.

Within the subsequent display screen, we are going to see the listing of domains at present in our Trade Server. We have to choose the domains which shall be part of the hybrid setup. In some circumstances, we will even have native domains that are usually used for notifications or different gadgets. If it’s not a routable area, it shouldn’t be chosen for the migration.

Now, comes the Fashionable Hybrid half. Right here, we have to select the Use Trade Fashionable Hybrid Topology possibility and create the customers for the migration in our Lively Listing.

The above-mentioned person shall be used for the migrations. It will have to be created as a service account and member of the Group Administration group. Trade On-line will use this person as a service account to maneuver the mailbox knowledge to the cloud. This person will have to be added within the subsequent display screen.

Within the subsequent display screen, login with the worldwide admin of Workplace 365 tenant. The Hybrid Agent will begin to obtain, set up, and register the agent. On this course of, it is going to additionally validate the configuration and connectivity.

Within the subsequent display screen, we have to choose the mode of switch of the transport. If we have now a standalone server or a shopper entry together with a mailbox server with none Edge Servers, we have to choose the primary possibility (as highlighted beneath).

Within the subsequent two screens, we have to choose the Obtain and Ship connectors for use when transferring knowledge between the cloud and the on-premises servers.

Now, choose the certificates for use for the transfers. It’s best to not use the self-signed certificates. A certificates from a certified certificates authority ought to be used.

Subsequent, we have to enter the DNS title that represents our on-premises Trade Server. This shall be used to route e mail from the cloud to the native server. This might be routable from exterior to the Trade Server. Normally, it could be mail.<area>.

As soon as that is prepared, click on the Replace button. The whole lot ought to be configured and arrange.


As you may see, the setup is fairly straight ahead and may work. The issue comes when there is a matter with the native on-premises configuration or a limitation on the community. This can cease you from setting it up. Your Trade Server is both not suitable or there may be some misconfiguration which is able to cease you from continuing. In such circumstances, you may find yourself utilizing quite a lot of time and sources to resolve the issue.

An utility comparable to Stellar Converter for EDB can help in such issues and get the information uploaded very quickly. You’ll be able to open a number of EDB information from any model of Trade Server, flick through them, and granularly export to PST and different codecs. On this case, you should utilize the appliance to immediately migrate to Workplace 365. The applying gives options comparable to automated mailbox mapping, precedence exports, parallel exports, and continuation in case of interruption. It not solely exports person mailboxes but in addition archives, disabled mailboxes, shared mailboxes, and public folders.

By Gary Bernstein