This Test Lab Guide Mini-Module describes how to install Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0. You download, install, and run the primary wizards for AD FS 2.0 on the DC1 computer.
Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 helps IT enable users to collaborate across organizational boundaries and easily access applications on-premises and in the cloud, while maintaining application security. Through a claims-based infrastructure,
IT can enable a single sign-on experience for end-users to applications without requiring a separate account or password, whether applications are located in partner organizations or hosted in the cloud. For more information about AD FS 2.0 see the
AD FS 2.0 Content Map.
If you are running the base configuration test lab in a virtual environment, you can create snapshots of the virtual machines (VMs) for all of the test lab computers before performing the following procedure.
The following procedure installs AD FS 2.0 on the DC1 computer in the
Base Configuration test lab. This is done to minimize the number of computers needed in the test lab. In a production environment, you would install AD FS 2.0 on a computer separate from a domain controller. Note that the function of DC1 as an enterprise
claims provider is separate from its role as a domain controller.
Installing AD FS 2.0
With this new configuration, AD FS is now installed on DC1 and you can use the AD FS management console (click
Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click
AD FS 2.0 Management) to configure trusted relying parties, claims provider trusts, and attributes stores in other Test Lab Guides or test lab extensions.
If you are running this test lab in a virtual environment, you can create snapshots of the virtual machines (VMs) for all of the test lab computers to save this configuration.
For additional test lab guide resources, see
Test Lab Guides.