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TankSupport 41 Reputation points
2021-03-18T09:53:11.957+00:00

Hi All,

We have two domains. One production and one development.

  1. Prod.mydomain.com
   2. dev.mydomain.com

Both have an Exchange environment and production has moved to 0365 and has an on-premise exchange server ( hybrid server)

I need to decommission this dev exchange environment.

How do I allow dev.mydomain.com users to test applications using O365 or On-premise Exchange server?
They only required test the mail functionality.

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  1. Andy David - MVP 145.1K Reputation points MVP
    2021-03-18T11:31:50.76+00:00
    1. Add dev.mydomain.com as an accepted domain to the on-prem Exchange Server:
      https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/mail-flow/accepted-domains/accepted-domains?view=exchserver-2019
    2. Add dev.mydomain.com as a domain in 365: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/admin/setup/add-domain?view=o365-worldwide

    Set DNS records ( Mx / autodiscover tc.. ) to 365

    Create the necessary dev.mydomain.com AD accounts on-prem to sync to 365. add dev.mydomain.com as an allowed UPN:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise/prepare-a-non-routable-domain-for-directory-synchronization?view=o365-worldwide#step-1-add-the-new-upn-suffix

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  2. Xzsssss 8,861 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-19T04:02:57.933+00:00

    Hi @TankSupport ,

    May I ask what tests are you going to do? On-prem or Online?
    I'm a bit confused, if you only want to do some tests with mail function, why not creating a test account in the product server..?

    Or you could create a O365 account and sync with your AD accounts like Andy said: How to use SMTP matching to match on-premises user accounts to Office 365 user accounts for directory synchronization

    Sorry for these stupid questions, if you could please let know more about this issue, thanks..

    Best regards,
    Lou


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  3. TankSupport 41 Reputation points
    2021-03-22T11:53:57.633+00:00

    Hi All,

    Thank you. This Dev environment is an internal-only AD domain for application testing. Simply test SMTP email functionality and login to the OWA and check these emails. ( On-prem only)

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