Online Document Editing (Office Online Server 2016) Failed with On-Prem Exchange 2016 Server

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If you have setup an Office Online Server 2016 with Exchange Server 2016 CU2, and if you are getting this error then there is something wrong with the configuration. It does not mean that your installation was wrong but during the configuration of Office WebApp Farm you forgotten to mention the Edit Option. So re-run the command with the Editing Enable and you will be done.

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PS C:> New-OfficeWebAppsFarm -InternalURL "https://oos.office365sme.com" -ExternalURL "https://oos.office365sme.com" -CertificateName "The Office 365 SME" -EditingEnabled -EditingEnabled

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Office Document Editing using Office Online Server 2016 with On-Prem Exchange 2016

Product covered – Office Online Server 2016 and Exchange 2016 CU2

Summary/Goal – Achieve document editing using a web browser without having desktop version of MS Office 2016

 

Like Office 365 document editing, you can also setup your infrastructure for the on-prem document editing . The end-user does not require desktop version of Microsoft Office.

In this lab, I’m using a 3rd party ssl certificate and all the domain name are FQDN.
Exchange URLS  https://mail.office365sme.com, auto discover.office365sme.com 
OOS Server URL https://oos.office365sme.com 
Friendly Certificate name The Office 365 SME

 

Begin Installation

Office Online Server 2016

If you see the same error as I did then install the particular KB, once installed it will dis-appeared as below

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Now setup your OfficeWebApp Farm as below – As mentioned above I’m using the same url. These are my lab urls–

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It FAILED, because the certificate name was type incorrectly. I ran the same cmdlet agains with the correct Certificate Name ‘The Office 365 SME’

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Setting up Exchange 2016 Server to integrate with Office Online Server 2016

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Verifying the above integration –

https://oos.office365sme.com/hosting/discovery

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Viewing / Editing the Document Online via browser on your On-Prem Exchange 2016

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Cheers 🙂

Now your on-prem Exchange 2016 offers you the same feature (one of them) as Office 365.