I've wrote a few post recently regarding my troubles with Hybrid Exchange and a SPLA licence :@
Here's our current situation:
We have an Exchange 2010 SP3 server that is set up as a hybrid with Office 365, All mailboxes have been migrated to Office 365
DirSync is being used synchronize users
- MX records point directly to O365
- SOA is on premise so all editing of users / mailboxes is done via AD
We currently pay our provider monthly via SPLA for this server that is basically used to manage AD properties and can't see how the cost justifies itself.
Question Now that all mailboxes have migrated to 365, is there any reason why we need to keep the hybrid connection?
Could anybody advice if any of the below scenarios are do-able:
- We Add another Exchange 2010 or 2013 server whose license is paid for out right (no SPLA)
- Remove current 2010 exchange server (with SPLA)
- Continue to edit mailboxes via EMC tools with the new server
How would we remove the current server?
What licenses would we need for the 2013 server?
Do we need to re-run the hybrid wizard (we don't need to move any more mailboxes)
Remove Hybrid Connection
Decom existing 2010 Server
Use a third party AD editor to manage exchange attributes (if they still exist)
Would decommissioning the Exchange server remove AD attributes from objects
What implications would we have if we just turned off the exchange server
Change the license on the current Exchange server if possible
*What licences do we need *
If you have any other suggestions, please tell me.