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Create a remote Office365 mailbox in a hybrid deployment

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Article ID: 202983

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Products

CA Identity Manager CA Identity Governance CA Identity Portal CA Identity Suite

Issue/Introduction

We have a requirement to provision a remote office 365 mailbox from On-Premise Exchange. The below link explains more in detail about what we are trying to achieve. 

https://www.cgoosen.com/2016/01/how-to-create-a-remote-office-365-mailbox-in-a-hybrid-deployment/

20% of the mailboxes will be on-Premise and 80% will be online. Is there any way from O365/AD/Exchange connector to enable a remote mailbox for an on-prem exchange?

 

Environment

Release : 14.X

Component : IdentityMinder(Identity Manager)

Resolution

The Office365 Connector can be used in Hybrid mode which would allow for the creation of AD account in the on-premise domain controller and then allow for license assignment via Office365.

However, if you are looking to create a remote Office365 mailbox in a hybrid deployment such as is described in the following link then that is not currently supported by the product

https://www.cgoosen.com/2016/01/how-to-create-a-remote-office-365-mailbox-in-a-hybrid-deployment/

For that, you would need to implement a custom solution perhaps via PX Policies that invoke the PowerShell cmdlet mentioned in the article.