Basic infrastructure preparation

To simplify our approach, let's start with a basic source Exchange 2013 environment. The following is a diagram of the scope of the requirements:

Basic infrastructure preparation

Let's focus on the necessary requirements for the following components:

  • Directory Synchronization server
  • Active Directory Federation services
  • Exchange Hybrid server

Directory Synchronization server

Only one Directory Synchronization server can be actively used within a single Office 365 subscription. The following are the base requirements for this server:

  • 64-bit deployment
    • Windows Server 2008 SP1+,Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1+, Windows Server 2012, or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • AD domain ...

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