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How to Install Active Directory Federation Services(ADFS) on Server 2019

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

In this article, I will explain how to install Active Directory Federation Services on Server 2019, Let's begin,

Open Server Manager,

Click on Add Roles and Features,

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Click Next,

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Select Role-based or features-based installation and Click Next,

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Select Server and Click Next,

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Select Active Directory Federation Services and Click on Next

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As we are installing ADFS, Skip the Features and Click on Next

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Click on Next

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Click on Install to begin the Role Installation

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Click on Configure the federation service on this server to begin the Active Directory Federation Services

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Since we don’t have existing ADFS Farm, Select Create the first federation server in a federation server farm and Click on Next

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Select the ADFS Service account that has active directory permissions to begin the Active Directory Services configuration in the AD Forest.

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You should have a valid Certificate for the Federation Services. it can be third-party certificate or an Internal CA Certificate.

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After certificate validation is Completed and names are matching with the Federation Service names, Provide the Display Name and Click on Next

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Select the Service account for the Federation Services

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You can set up the managed service account for Federation Service or you can set up a domain administrator account also to manage the AD FS. Here I am using domain administrators to manage,

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You can use the SQL Database which is installed on a Separate server or you can use the default SQL Express which will be installed on the AD FS Server, I am proceeding with the default one and Click Next,

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Click on Next

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Click on Configure

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You need to add the Host(A) record to point it to ADFS Server and open Internet Explorer and browse the AD FS URL.

Here is my AD FS Server URL:https://STS.windowstechpro.com/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignon.aspx to access the AD FS SSO,

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Click on Sign in and enter the Domain user account and password to validate the federation Services.

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You’re able to Sign in to Federation Services which in turn is verification to confirm that ADFS Installation is completely successful.

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