BizTalk Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Install Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) (Part 3)

Posted: January 6, 2015  |  Categories: Administration BizTalk

This next posts will focus on installing the BizTalk prerequisites and perform the necessary configuration on the BizTalk Server machine.

Before installing BizTalk Server or its prerequisites, make sure you have installed the latest critical Windows updates from Microsoft.

Install Windows Identity Foundation

In the previous step “BizTalk Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Enable Internet Information Services (Part 2)” 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 Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1) as a Feature in Turn Windows features on or off. (If you plan to use Windows 7 SP1 the download is available here Windows Identity Foundation):

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

  • Start by running the “Server Manager”, if it is not already open, from either:
    • On the Windows taskbar, click the Server Manager button
    • On the Start screen, click the Server Manager.
  • Under the “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”
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features features Windows Identity Foundation
  • On the Confirmation screen, select “Restart the destination server automatically if required” and click “Install”:
BizTalk Server 2013 R2 iis add roles and features features WIF confirmation
  • 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.

1 thought on “BizTalk Server 2013 R2: Installation and Configuration – Install Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) (Part 3)”

  1. My application is built over .NET framework 4.6.2 and WIF 3.5 seems not to be working. How to resolve this issue??

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