Office 365 Hybrid Deployment With Exchange 2010 SP2 – Part 5

MS Exchange

We have configured ADFS 2.0, Microsoft Online Services Module for PowerShell, enabled a public domain for SSO, activated AD synchronization in Office 365, installed & configured Dir Sync tool in our on-premise environment & sync’d AD with Office 365. Read part one, two, three and four, if you have missed it. In this part, we will add the Office 365 forest in our on-premise Exchange 2010 EMC and configure hybrid deployment to have a seamless functionality irrespective of whether your mailbox is on-premise or in the cloud.

Office 365 Hybrid Deployment With Exchange 2010 SP2 – Part 2

Exchange Online

In this article, we will go through the steps to setup and configure ADFS 2.0. If you have missed the first part, read it here. ADFS is required for single sign-on access to Office 365 services.

ADFS for Office 365 is NOT about enabling the ADFS role from Server Manager. ADFS Version 2 is required for our scenario. Download ADFS v2.0 from here depending on the OS. A dedicated ADFS server is not required for small environments, the recommendation is to have it running on atleast two domain controllers. I will be installing it only on one  domain controller as it is a test lab.