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Directory synchronization – for small Cloud deployment RRS feed

  • Question

  • For several of our client I will deploy Exchange 2010 in hosting mode and SharePoint 2010. I will migrate Exchange 2010 mailboxes. But I have stumble to the problem.
    How to setup single sign on ?
    1. I need to setup ADFS
    2. Dirsync or something to sync AD
    3. Something to sync password
    I have setup small test environment. I install Exchange 2010 in hosting mode, I have created test organization. Now I`m stuck with dirsync. I have downloaded about 54 MB packet. I install packet on windows 2008 x32  server and when I run wizard, it ask me for online account. I don’t know what exactly it means. If I use domain users (Administrato`s) upn, it does not work. So basically, i`m missing something basic.
    So basically I'm stuck, looking for solution how to sync  Client forest with hosting forest.
    Does someone have any info, how to deploy solution with SSO. Exchange server 2010, does require account in hosting forest to attach mailbox to it, so I have to find "free" solution to sync users.
    If any one have nay documentation, that would help.
    Thank you for yours respons.

    Should I ask the question in Directory Services forum ?

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 8:23 PM

All replies

  • Have you read this one? http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/gg524291.aspx

    It should include the basics for your scenario.

    Regards,


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 9:33 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi there,

    First of all, you need to have Office365 (O365) account, with the plan purchased or allocated. you can get these details from http://www.microsoft.com/ar-ae/office365/online-software.aspx

    Microsoft recommends that you expedite your Office 365 deployment by proceeding in three distinct phases: Plan, Prepare, and Migrate. Organizing your deployment according to these phases provides your project team with high-level timeframes that control the pace of the deployment while keeping individual tasks serialized.

    Evaluate network : Ensure your on-premises network meets bandwidth requirement and implement firewall rules, changes or upgrades as needed.

    Acquire SSL certificates : Third-party SSL certificates must be obtained and installed in your infrastructure to provide enterprise-security for Office 365 service offerings.

    Plan, install, and configure directory integration services : Depending on the needs of your organization, you can choose to enable directory integration services such as single sign-on and directory synchronization.

    To enable single sign-on, your organization must set up Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 federation servers and federation server proxies prior to the migration of the first production mailbox.

    To enable directory synchronization, your organization must set up a dedicated computer to keep your local Active Directory environment synchronized with your Microsoft Office 365 directory.

    The Admin area within the Microsoft Online Services Portal (like i said earlier, you need to register your domain in the O365 site and assign one user as Global Administrator) is where you will carry out a number of key Office 365 deployment tasks. Using the features and tools available in the Admin area, you can configure and manage settings for the following:

    • Domains
    • Security groups
    • Users and user licenses
    • Email settings and protection via connections to the Exchange Control Panel (ECP)and ForeFront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center
    • SharePoint site collections, user profiles, and Microsoft InfoPath® forms
    • Lync Online domain federation and public IM

    Office 365 Deployment Guide can be found here (Its a PDF file) http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=41&srcfamilyid=5ace498b-4b8d-4853-99c0-710f6130c217&srcdisplaylang=en&u=http%3a%2f%2fdownload.microsoft.com%2fdownload%2f0%2f2%2fA%2f02A84304-18C4-49CB-B5DF-C7243127FA59%2fMicrosoft%20Office%20365%20Deployment%20Guide.pdf

    Hope this helps.


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    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:30 AM
  • Also

    1. I need to setup ADFS real time scenario installation http://io365.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/adfsactive-directory-federation-service/

    2. Dirsync or something to sync AD ...real time scenario installation: http://io365.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/o365-directory-syncronization-installation/
    3. Something to sync password...When the ADFS server is setup, it does an automatic sync to O365.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Prem Nair|http://premnair.wordpress.com/

    Sunday, April 8, 2012 2:44 PM