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