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windows identity framework failed to install

    Question

  • I am downloading SharePoint 2010 on Windows Enterprise 7 using a script on my command prompt. I get this message,

    "windows identity framework failed to install:

    How can this be resolved. thanks so much

     

    Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:45 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Would you please expend to Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\View update history to check if the KB974405 is already installed

    Windows Identity Foundation (Windows6.1-KB974405-x64.msu)

    Since if this error could be caused by this update missing. If not, please install it and try to install SPS again. Here is an article for “Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008”, please refer:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

    If the issue persists, the best resource for you is SharePoint forum. The community users in that forum are familiar with the SharePoint related issue.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/sharepoint/

    Hope that helps

     


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    Friday, November 11, 2011 5:27 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Would you please expend to Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\View update history to check if the KB974405 is already installed

    Windows Identity Foundation (Windows6.1-KB974405-x64.msu)

    Since if this error could be caused by this update missing. If not, please install it and try to install SPS again. Here is an article for “Setting Up the Development Environment for SharePoint 2010 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008”, please refer:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

    If the issue persists, the best resource for you is SharePoint forum. The community users in that forum are familiar with the SharePoint related issue.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/sharepoint/

    Hope that helps

     


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, November 11, 2011 5:27 AM
  • After running SPS once and getting the error, I ran the update for Windows Identity Framework. However, when I restarted and SPS ran again, it still hit the same error.

    EDIT: Ah so it seems SPS assumes a 64-bit operating system. The WIF install is x64 specific, and is failing on an x86 virtual machine.

    • Edited by Jason C. Beck Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:39 PM Added information
    • Proposed as answer by Jason C. Beck Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:39 PM
    Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:30 PM
  • I ran into the same issue after attempting to re-run that scipt and having blew up my dev environment earlier. When I hit that step like you did, I got around it by uninstalling KB974405. The script then installed KB974005 and continued on.

    Friday, February 24, 2012 11:47 PM
  • I had the same issue and resolved it by manually installing the Windows Identity Foundation KB from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17331

    and then restarting the SP2010 Prerequisites installer.

    Hope this helps..

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 10:49 PM