Office 365 Hybrid Deployment With Exchange 2010 SP2 – Part 5

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

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.