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This video will look at how to install Active Directory Federation Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. Active Directory Federation Services requires a certificate in order for the install to be performed. In a previous video Active Directory Certificate Services was installed on a separate server on this network. This will be used during the install to create a certificate for use with Active Directory Federation Services to be used during the install of Active Directory Federation Services.
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The version of Active Directory Federation Services or AD FS that comes with Windows Server 2008 R2 is version 1.0. Version 2.0 is a free update from Microsoft and will be the version that is install in this demonstration.
1) To install version 2.0, it first needs to be downloaded and installed. The install can be found by googling “AD FS 2.0 RTW”. RTW stands for “release to web”. It is just a matter of downloading the 32bit or 64bit version depending on what operating system that you are running. Otherwise you can visit the following link. http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=10909
2) Once the download has completed, it is just a matter of running the executable.
3) Once past the welcome screen and license screen, the install will ask if you want to install the “Federation Server” or “Federation Server Proxy”. In this case the “Federation Server” was selected as the full product is required. If you wanted only the proxy service, the second option could be chosen.
4) The next screen of the install wizard will show you what perquisites are required by the install. The administrator does not need to install these, the install wizard will install these automatically if they are not already present on the system.
5) Once the wizard is completed, AD FS 2.0 will be added to the system and the next step is to configure it.
Once AD FS 2.0 has been installed, it next needs to be configured.
1) To configure, open “AD FS 2.0 Management” from Administrative Tools under the start menu.
2) On the home page, select the option “AD FS 2.0 Federation Server Configuration Wizard” to start the setup wizard.
3) On the first screen of the wizard you need to decide if you are creating a new federation service or adding this server to an existing farm. In this case, this is the Federation Server install on the network so the option “Create a new Federation Service” was selected.
4) The next screen of the wizard will ask if you want to create a new farm or if you want to install the server as a standalone server. Both options will give you the same set of features. The advantage of installing a new server farm is that additional servers can be added to the farm later on if required. The stand-alone option is generally recommend for testing, and the server farm option for production environments. In this case the option “New federation Server Farm” was selected.
5) The next screen of the wizard will ask for a certificate to be selected that will be used with Active Directory Federation Services. It is a matter of selecting an available certificate. If one is not available in the drop down list, you will need to request one following the procedure below.
6) If an existing AD FS database is found on the server, the install wizard will ask you if you want to remove this database from the server.
7) The next screen will ask for a service account that will be used to run Active Directory Federation Services. The user account can be a general domain user, however it will need to be added to the local administrator group on the server. To do this, open “Computer Management” from Administrative tools under the start menu. Once open, expand down to groups, right click the Administrators group and then select the option “Add to group”. It is just a matter then of adding the user name that you are planning to use as the service account.
8) The next screen of the wizard shows a summary of the configuration that was selected in the wizard, once next is pressed, the server will be configured. The process does take a few minutes to complete.
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