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Issue when Installing Windows Identity Foundation on Windows Server 2012

Issue when Installing Windows Identity Foundation on Windows Server 2012

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I was installing Lync Server 2013 Preview in my lab and while running Step 1 from the Deployment Wizard I got the following message:

I found the Additional Software Requirements TechNet article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398686(v=ocs.15)) that lists the additional software that needs to be installed with Lync.  I found Windows Identity Foundation and the link in the TechNet article directed me to download the software from here:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=204657

After downloading the software and running the installer on my Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Front End Server, I got the following error message:

Installer encountered an error: 0x80096002

The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found.

 

After doing a little research, I discovered that Windows Identity Foundation is built into Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate as an additional Feature that you can add via Server Manager:

After selecting Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 from the Add Roles and Features Wizard, I clicked Next and then Install.  Once the installation wizard completed I ran Step 1 from the Lync Server 2013 Preview again and this time Windows Identity Foundation passed the prerequisite check:

So if you are installing Lync Server 2013 Preview on Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, make sure that you add Windows Identity Foundation from the Add Roles and Features Wizard!

Comments
  • Thanks for the heads up, other articles on technet are advising to download WIM as part of the install process (which of course fails with the above error)

  • I just ran into the exact same issue and found the solution right here on your blog!

    Thanks.

  • I have Windows  Identity Foundation installed as a part of Features in Windows Server 2012.But still  i am facing the same error Signature of the Message is not valid.

    Please advice

  • Me too !!

    I just ran into the exact same issue and found the solution right here on your blog!

    Thanks a LOT !

  • Thank you. Same Issue with 2012 RTM and Lync RTM !

  • Thanks man, saved me!

  • This saved me when installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on Microsoft Server 2012.

    Some other tips for this installation process:

    msmvps.com/.../installing-crm-2011-on-windows-server-2012.aspx

  • Thank you for your help..

  • Saved me ... thanks for posting!!!!

  • Cheers mate - problem solved!

  • Thanks, you saved my day!

  • Thanks this was very helpful !

  • Thanks for the heads up. Saved me a lot of time!

  • Hey - thanks for this - wasn't working on Lync, but instead Dynamics CRM, installing on Essentials 2012 - google pointed me here and yeah - saved me some work - so cheers.

  • Thanks a lot.

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