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  • Install server 2012 and single sing on with office 365

    HI everyone,

    I have a client that currently has an SBS 2011 server with AD

    He has a subscription to office 365 E1 and E3, he wants to implement single sing on the server to comnunicate with office 365

    The current server is been use only for data storage and it has about 5 to 6 users

    What will be the best way to

    1. upgrade server to 2012 ( or do a fresh install )
    2. Implement single sign on for office 365 products on the AD


    Thank you

  • #2
    Re: Install server 2012 and single sing on with office 365

    You should be able to install ADFS and then DirSync.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../hh967643.aspx

    EDIT: this is not something to be taken lightly. You should read through the documentation fully before proceeding with any configuration change.
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: Install server 2012 and single sing on with office 365

      So can sbs 2011 be upgraded to 2012?

      or Just do a fresh install of 2012 and then ADFS and dir Sync?

      Where can I find prper documentation about this

      Thank you

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      • #4
        Re: Install server 2012 and single sing on with office 365

        You cannot upgrade (see https://social.technet.microsoft.com...businessserver) but you can migrate keeping your current AD intact

        Depending on the number of users/client PCs a fresh install may be the easier option

        I cannot see if it is possible to connect SBS directly to Office 365 - SBS does not support trusts so not sure if ADFS will work
        EDIT - review this blog and see if it helps: http://blog.powerbiz.net.au/sbs-2008...to-office-365/
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: Install server 2012 and single sing on with office 365

          OK So here is what I have so far and info I can provide

          1. SBS 2011 can not be upgraded
          2. The Email is not bene hosted on the SBS server is currently on office 365
          3. Since we will be using the same hardware, it will be better just to do a Clean install of server 2012, but how can I migrate if using same hardware is it possible?
          Questions will 2012 Essentials do the job we are looking for? If not what version


          Thank you again

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          • #6
            Re: Install server 2012 and single sing on with office 365

            Originally posted by jeedee View Post
            3. Since we will be using the same hardware, it will be better just to do a Clean install of server 2012, but how can I migrate if using same hardware is it possible?
            Do you have temporary hardware to use? You could migrate to a VM or temp server and then rebuild the original server, then migrate back.
            Originally posted by jeedee View Post
            Questions will 2012 Essentials do the job we are looking for?
            Essentials has utilities to tie into 365. I haven't used them but it should be easier than the DirSync/ADFS setup.

            Here's one article:http://www.petri.com/office365-integ...tials-2012.htm

            Others may have experience with it and could share more.
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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