skip to Main Content

Tenant organization is dehydrated

We want to create a Hybrid deployment between Exchange on-premises and Exchange Online. When we run the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard for the first time, go through all the steps and click on update, we get the error: HCW8077 – Tenant organization is dehydrated. Try running the Hybrid wizard again and if the issue persists contact support to remediate this issue. Why is this happening, and what is the solution for tenant organization is dehydrated?

Introduction

After running the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW), we get the following error:

HCW8077 – Tenant organization is dehydrated. Try running the Hybrid wizard again and if the issue persists contact support to remediate this issue.

We usually click on retry or rerun the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard to fix the error.

Tenant organization is dehydrated error

This time, when we click on retry or rerunning the Hybrid Configuration Wizard, we still do get the error.

Let’s have a look at why we get the error HCW8077 – Tenant organization is dehydrated. Try running the Hybrid wizard again and if the issue persists contact support to remediate this issue.

Enable organization customization

In the logs, we can see that the Office 365 HCW runs the Enable-OrganizationCustomization command. But it’s failing to set it.

In the Microsoft datacenters, certain objects are consolidated to save space. When you use Exchange Online PowerShell or the Exchange admin center to modify one of these objects for the first time, you may encounter an error message that tells you to run the Enable-OrganizationCustomization cmdlet.

Here are some examples of when you might see this:

  • Creating a new role group or creating a new management role assignment.
  • Creating a new role assignment policy or modifying a built-in role assignment policy.
  • Creating a new Outlook on the web mailbox policy or modifying a built-in Outlook on the web mailbox policy.
  • Creating a new sharing policy or modifying a built-in sharing policy.
  • Creating a new retention policy or modifying a built-in retention policy.

Solution to tenant organization is dehydrated

The solution to the error tenant organization is dehydrated is running the Enable-OrganizationCustomization cmdlet manually. After that, we will rerun the Hybrid Configuration Wizard.

Run PowerShell as administrator. Install Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module and connect to Exchange Online PowerShell. Sign in with your Microsoft 365 global administrator credentials.

PS C:\> Connect-ExchangeOnline

Run the Get-OrganizationConfig cmdlet to check the dehydrate status.

PS C:\> Get-OrganizationConfig | ft Identity,IsDehydrated

Identity                 IsDehydrated
--------                 ------------
exoip365.onmicrosoft.com        True

Run the Enable-OrganizationCustomization cmdlet to hydrate the organization.

PS C:\> Enable-OrganizationCustomization

Verify the dehydrate status.

PS C:\> Get-OrganizationConfig | ft Identity,IsDehydrated

Identity                 IsDehydrated
--------                 ------------
exoip365.onmicrosoft.com        False

Rerun the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard.

Tenant organization is dehydrated success

If you still get an issue, wait for a couple of minutes and run it again. If it’s still not working, contact Microsoft 365 support team and they can look into the details.

Read more: Hybrid Configuration Wizard fails to connect »

Conclusion

You learned why you get the error tenant organization is dehydrated. Click on the retry button or rerun the Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard. If that doesn’t work, connect to Exchange Online PowerShell and run the Enable-OrganizationCustomization cmdlet.

Did you enjoy this article? You may also like Office 365 Hybrid Configuration Wizard can’t start. Don’t forget to follow us and share this article.

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 0 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *