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Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard can’t start

We like to create a Hybrid deployment between Exchange on-premises and Office 365. To do that, we need to run Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard. When we paste the link https://aka.ms/HybridWizard in the browser to download the application, the Hybrid Configuration Wizard won’t start. In this article, you will learn why this is happening, and the solution for Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard can’t start.

Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard URL won’t start

Copy and paste the URL https://aka.ms/HybridWizard in Internet Explorer or another web browser. The problem is that the Hybrid Configuration Wizard will not run.

Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard can't start application url

Why don’t the Hybrid Configuration Wizard application starts to download, and what is the solution?

Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard ClickOnce

The Exchange Team chose to initiate the ClickOnce application when you download the Hybrid Configuration Wizard. The Hybrid Configuration Wizard is not an executable (.exe) file. ClickOnce is a deployment technology that enables you to create self-updating Windows-based applications that can be installed and run with minimal user interaction.

Solution for Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard can’t start

Click on Start > Control Panel > Programs.

Click on Make a file type always open in a specific program.

Select the name .application and click Change program.

Select Internet Explorer > OK.

The default program for file type .application changed to Internet Explorer.

Go back to Internet Explorer and paste the link https://aka.ms/HybridWizard. This time you will see the Application Install – Security Warning window.

Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard can't start application install

Click on Install to start the Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard installation. Did it work for you?

Conclusion

In this article, you learned why the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard wouldn’t start. The solution to this problem is to set Internet Explorer as the default application for the file type .application. After that, you can install Microsoft Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. No longer works. This functionality was moved to Settings app and now IE is not an option for .application.
    New method:
    1. Create text file on computer.
    2. Change extension to .application.
    3. Open properties.
    4. Change Opens with (IE is now an option).
    Microsoft insists on breaking the good old Control Panel applets with providing a proper replacement. Welcome to OS as a “service”.

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