Use Windows 2012 Essentials / Standard to connect to Office 365 with more than 75 Users in LDAP RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    we use office 365 with ~100 Accounts, but nobody uses single sign on or other ADS functionality. (Every user has his own device).

    As this setup is used in kind of a club, there is also no need for SSO oder Serverside-Profiles.

    But lots of software uses LDAP (which is actually on our Windows 2012 Standard R2). So we have 2 Userdatabases (locally on W2012; and Office 365).

    Is it possible to use the Windows Essentials Server to sync more than 100 Accounts locally and to use authenfitication via ldap threw the Essentialsserver? 

    Is it possible to hang the W2012 Server on the Office 365 Connector? (to use it for more than 100 Users in the directory?)

    Are CALs necassary if the users does not directly connect to windows Server  Services?

    thank you.

    Montag, 4. Februar 2013 15:10


  • Hallo,

    da du dich in einem deutschen Forum befindest, antworte ich einfach mal auf Deutsch:

    Zur Einbindung von Office 365 in Essentials:

    Windows 2012 Essentials unterstützt aber nur 25 User und 50 Geräte: und unter FAQs

    Guido Over
    MCITP Server Administrator 2008
    MCITP Enterprise Administrator 2008
    MCSA Windows Server 2008
    MCSA Windows Server 2012

    Dienstag, 5. Februar 2013 07:14
  • Please read the following articles:

    Prepare to install Directory Synchronization tool

    Using Windows Server 2012 Essentials with more than 25 users
    there are maximum supportability limits for the specific Essentials features of 75 users (for example, when using the Dashboard for account management) and 75 devices (for example, when using client computer backup). The license transition also removes the Active Directory limitations so that you are able to establish trust relationships with other domains. Again from a supportability perspective for the value-added features, the Essentials server needs to remain the root of its forest and domain and retain all the FSMO roles.


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    Dienstag, 5. Februar 2013 15:35

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