How to deploy AD FS in Windows Server 2012 R2

Published: June 24, 2013

Updated: June 24, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2

This guide provides instructions for setting up Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) on a computer running Windows Server® 2012 R2 operating system. It explains how to install and configure the software that is required for setting up a first federation server (running AD FS software) in a federation server farm or how to join a federation server to an existing farm.

This guide does not provide instructions for setting up and configuring the following:

  1. An Active Directory domain

    For AD FS to function, each computer that functions as a federation server must be joined to an Active Directory domain.

  2. Setting up AD FS in a production environment

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