Install the AD FS software on Windows Server 2012 R2

Applies To: Azure, Office 365, Power BI, Windows Intune

Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS) software must be installed on any computer that you are preparing for the federation server role. You can use the following procedure to install the AD FS role service on a computer running Windows Server 2012 R2.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To install the AD FS server role via the Add roles and features wizard

  1. Open Server Manager. To do this, click Server Manager on the Start screen, or Server Manager in the taskbar on the desktop. In the Quick Start tab of the Welcome tile on the Dashboard page, click Add roles and features. Alternatively, you can click Add Roles and Features on the Manage menu.

  2. On the Before you begin page, click Next.

  3. On the Select installation type page, click Role-based or Feature-based installation, and click Next.

  4. On the Select destination server page, click Select a server from the server pool, verify that the target computer is highlighted, and then click Next.

  5. On the Select server roles page, click Active Directory Federation Services, and then click Next.

  6. On the Select features page, click Next. The required prerequisites are pre-selected for you. You do not need to select any other features.

  7. On the Active Directory Federation Service (AD FS) page, click Next.

  8. After you verify the information on the Confirm installation selections page, click Install.

  9. On the Installation progress page, verify that everything installed correctly, and then click Close.

To install the AD FS server role via Windows PowerShell

  1. On the computer that you want to configure as a federation server, open the Windows PowerShell command window, and run the following command: Install-windowsfeature adfs-federation -IncludeManagementTools

Next step

Now that you have installed the AD FS software, navigate back to Checklist: Deploy your federation server farm on Windows Server 2012 R2 and complete the rest of the steps.

See Also


Checklist: Deploy your federation server farm on Windows Server 2012 R2
Checklist: Use AD FS to implement and manage single sign-on