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The connection to the server failed when running Hybrid Agent Setup

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Issue:

When running the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, It is failing with the following error.

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Resolution for this Hybrid Agent Error:

It is ideally Exchange Web Services not allowed with required Authentication methods to proceed with the Hybrid Configuration.

Step 1: Open Exchange Management Shell and run the commands below individually to make the necessary changes on EWS Virtual Directory.

Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory –identity EXCHANGESERVER\”EWS (Default Web Site)” -MRSProxyEnabled $false

Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory –identity EXCHANGESERVER\”EWS (Default Web Site)” -MRSProxyEnabled $true

Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory –identity EXCHANGESERVER\”EWS (Default Web Site)” -BasicAuthentication $TRUE

Step 2: Now let’s validate manually whether the changes are set as per the commands executed.

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Now,let’s run the Exchange Hybrid Configuration Wizard and you could see that it is completed without any issues.

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