Request Exchange hybrid key for Exchange Server 2019 activation with Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW)
Actually it is not possible to obtain a free Exchange Server 2019 activation with a hybrid key. For earlier Exchange Versions this works trough HCW, but not with Exchange 2019: "Please note that HCW does not provide a 'hybrid key' for Exchange Server 2019. If you need a hybrid key, the latest version that it is available for is Exchange Server 2016."
This is not customer friendly at all - so please add Exchange 2019 to this feature.
We use it only for management, because it's a requirement with Azure Ad Connect, but we have to pay the full license. Doesn't make any sense. We want customer to stay up to date, but they cannot use Windows 2019 for Exchange.
Support say now we must pay for hybrid server if we only have 2019 server....
Sascha Fredrich commented
Please add the possibility for having a 2019 Exchange Server Key. Much requested for customer based scenarios.
Cabinet Schaller-Roth-Simler commented
needed for 2019 forest...
With 2019 forest, only exchange 2019 can be installed. please solve this issue soon... thanks.
Sur une infrastructure 2019, il est impossible d'installer un exchange 2016. il est necessaire d'avoir un 2019. Si le client doit acheter un serveur, alors autant sortir de office 365.... merci de faire le necessaire.
hayes jupe commented
This is nuts MS - why on earth would you do this ?
If a client moves from 2013 to 2019, then moves to O365, they then need to keep paying for a license for the on-premise management server which you (as an organisation) recommend is kept. We cant go back and install a 2016 server into the environment.... aren't you "all in" (for cloud).... isnt the idea to remove barriers for customers wanting to go cloud ?
Abdul Khan commented
This is absolutely ridiculous. I cannot even input my standard enterprise agreement key either. What is the point of this? Why release the Exchange 2019 ISO out then when you haven't catered to all of the scenarios. A lot of organizations are running Hybrid in this day and age...
Very Very big issue... In a Windows Server 2019 environnent we can't install other exchange 2016
This is really a issue if you have a "fresh new" installation, because of the schema update we cannot roll back to Exchange 2016.
Also I do not understand what is the idea of a Modern Hybrid wizard, which brings the feature of getting rid of a public certificate for cost reductions but then fully license my hybrid Exchange Server 2019 which is only existing for management tasks.