Configure Hybrid Services between on-premises Exchange 2010 with Office 365

The Hybrid Configuration wizard helps you establish your hybrid deployment by creating the Hybrid Configuration object in your on-premises Active Directory and gathering existing Exchange and Active Directory topology configuration data. The Hybrid Configuration wizard also enables you to define and configure several organization parameters for your hybrid deployment, including secure mail transport options.

A version of the Hybrid Configuration wizard was included in the Exchange Management Console (EMC) in Exchange 2010 SP3. However, a newer version of the Hybrid Configuration wizard is available for download. Be sure to use the Hybrid Configuration wizard available from the download link provided in the steps below. Don’t use the wizard that’s included in the EMC.

Install and Run Hybrid Configuration wizard with Minimal Hybrid Configuration

The Minimal Hybrid Configuration only configures the bare essentials to support a hybrid configuration with office 365, The Minimal Hybrid Configuration allows you to just to perform migration and administration in a hybrid deployment, the following feature are not configured:

  • Secure cross-premises mail flow
  • Cross-premises Free/Busy, e-Discover or Archiving
  • OWA redirection for migrated users
  1. Logon office 365 portal with administrator account, open Exchange Admin Center.
  2. Select hybrid and then click Enable.

3. Click Install to install Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard and then click Run.


4. On the Hybrid Configuration Wizard page, click Next.


5. The wizard will attempt to detect an on-premises Exchange 2010 SP3 Client Access server. If the wizard doesn’t detect an Exchange 2010 SP3 server, or if you want to use a different server, select Specify a server running Exchange 2010, Exchange 2013 or Exchange 2016 and then specify the internal FQDN of an Exchange 2010 SP3 Client Access server.


6. In the Office 365 Exchange Online section, select Office 365 Worldwide and then click Next.

7. On the Credentials page, in the Enter your on-premises account credentials section, select Use current Windows credentials to have the wizard use the account you’re logged into to access your on-premises Active Directory and Exchange 2010 SP3 servers. If you want to specify a different set of credentials, unselect Use current Windows credentials and specify the username and password an Active Directory account you want to use. Whichever selection you choose, the account used needs to be a member of the Enterprise Admins security group.


8. In the Enter your Office 365 credentials section, specify the username and password of an Office 365 account that has Global Administrator permissions. Click Next.


9. On the Validating Connections and Credentials page, the wizard will connect to both your on-premises organization and your Office 365 organization to validate credentials and examine the current configuration of both organizations. Click Next when it’s done.


If it happens error message as follow, please make sure the application control is be disabled for your firewall devices.

10. On Hybrid Feature page, select Minimal Hybrid Configuration (Recommend), click Next.

11. On the Ready for Update page, click Update.


12. The Congratulations page will show when the update configures completed, and then click Close.


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Cary sun