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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Error while installing Lync 2013 Preview “Prerequisites not satisfied: Windows Identity Foundation is required”

Today , I was testing installation of Lync Server 2013 preview , for this test I used Windows Server 2012 RC as OS for Lync 2013 preview frontend server .

When I came to “Prepare Single Standard Edition Server” step I got a failure , as below :

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For Windows Identity Foundation the only available for download packages ( Which can be found here ) are only for Windows server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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If you downloaded that for Windows 2008 R2 ( 6.1 ) and tried to install – just for fun - you will get the following error :

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After a little bit of search , I found that Windows Identity Foundation is already embedded with Windows 2012 ( as a feature ) , see below :

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Once installed , Single Standard Edition Server preparation proceeded as it should

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See you after installation , with another post Winking smile