Install the Federation Service Proxy Role Service


Updated: February 24, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

After you configure a computer with the prerequisite applications and certificates, you are ready to install the Federation Service Proxy role service of Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). You can use the following procedure to install the Federation Service Proxy role service. When you install the Federation Service Proxy role service on a computer, that computer becomes a federation server proxy.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

To install the Federation Service Proxy role service

  1. On the Start screen, type Server Manager, and then press ENTER.

  2. Click Manage, and then click Add Roles and Features to start the Add Roles and Features Wizard.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. On the Select server roles page, click Active Directory Federation Services, and then click next.


    If you are prompted to install additional .NET Framework or Windows Process Activation Service features, click Add Features to install them.

  7. On the Select features page, verify that the features are set, and then click Next.

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

  9. On the Select role services page, select the Federation Service Proxy check box, and then click Next.

  10. On the Web Server Role (IIS) page, click Next.

  11. On the Select role services page, click Next.

  12. After you verify the information on the Confirm installation selections page, select the Restart the destination server automatically if required check box, and then click Install.

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