Step 2: Download and Install Prerequisite Software

Applies To: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0

Before you begin installing and configuring the lab settings for each of the four VMs, download and install additional software that is specific to each of the VMs. The following table details the required software for each VM, which actions to take, the reasons that the software is needed and links to locations to downloading the software. Downloads that are for evaluation versions of software (such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) are noted where applicable.


For now, you can download all the software, but install the software only where advised to do so in this step. Later steps will indicate the appropriate time to install and configure the remainder of the software that you download at this point.

Required software Action Description Link to download the software

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 with Management Studio

Download only to contososerv01.

This software is required. It acts as a policy store for each federation server.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Evaluation (180 day trial) (

Windows Identity Framework (WIF), WIF SDK and Microsoft Federation Extensions for SharePoint

Download only to contososrv02.

This software is required to configure SharePoint for federation and enable it to provide claims-aware access.

Windows Identity Framework (WIF) (


Microsoft Federation Extensions for SharePoint (

AD FS 2.0

Download only to the contososerv01 and fabrikamsrv01 VM computers.

This software is required to create the federation servers for both Contoso Pharmaceuticals and Fabrikam Suppliers.

AD FS 2.0 (

Microsoft Office 2007 Professional

Download only to the fabrikamsrv02 computer.

This software is required to access documents on the SharePoint site by the Fabrikam client in later hands-on lab exercises.

Microsoft Office 2007 Professional (

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP1

This software creates the SharePoint site server that will be used to implement collaboration between Contoso and Fabrikam.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (trial version) (

For product IDs to use in trial activation of this product, see Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version (x64) (

Support files for Federated Document Collaboration Lab Setup

Download and install on all VM computers

This software contains files that are used to assist in completing various hands-on lab tasks throughout the feature walkthrough.

Support Files for Federated Document Collaboration (