BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install Windows Identity Foundation (Part 3)

In the previous step “Enable Internet Information Services” I mentioned that we should install the Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 feature, why?

If we plan to use/configure SharePoint Services adapter or SharePoint Online when used with SharePoint Services Client-Side Object Model (CSOM), then Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) feature is required.

WIF is required if you are planning to use:

  • SharePoint Services Adapter with CSOM
  • SharePoint Online with CSOM

WIF is not required if you are planning to use:

  • SharePoint Services Adapter Web Service (deprecated)
  • No plan to use SharePoint

Windows Identity Foundation is included with the operating system (Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012) as a Feature in Turn Windows features on or off. (if you plan to use Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 the download is available here Windows Identity Foundation):

If you didn’t previous install WIF then you should follow these steps:

  • Open “Server Manager”.
  • Under “Manage” menu, select “Add Roles and Features” (or press “Add roles and features” under the Dashboard panel)
  • On the Before You Begin screen, click “Next”
  • On the Installation Type screen, select “Role-based or Feature-based Installation” and click “Next”
  • On the Server Selection screen, select the appropriate server, leave the default options and click “Next”
  • On the Server Roles screen, click “Next”
  • On the Features screen, select “Windows Identity Foundation 3.5” and click “Next”


  • On the Confirmation screen, select “Restart the destination server automatically if required” and click “Install”


  • When the installation completes, the wizard reflects the installation status on the Results screen
  • Click “Close” to exit the wizard.

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Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

4 thoughts on “BizTalk 2013 Installation and Configuration – Install Windows Identity Foundation (Part 3)”

  1. Sandro,
    What urls can I use to download Biztalk 2013 Server and for Visual Studio? I’m not finding links on technet or MSDN that get me to a download like.
    Thank you!

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