Deploying a Federation Server Farm

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2

In order to deploy a federation server farm, complete the tasks in this checklist in order. When a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks in this checklist.

deploying federated server farmChecklist: Deploying a Federation Server Farm

Task Reference
deploying federated server farm Review important concepts and considerations as you prepare to deploy Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS). Note: deploying federated server farmAD FS Design Guide in Windows Server 2012 R2

deploying federated server farmUnderstanding Key AD FS Concepts
If you decide to use Microsoft SQL Server for your AD FS configuration store, ensure to deploy a functional instance of SQL Server. SQL Server Warning: In Windows Server 2012 R2, if you want to create an AD FS farm and use SQL Server to store your configuration data, you can use SQL Server 2008 and newer versions, including SQL Server 2012.
deploying federated server farm Join your computer to an Active Directory domain. deploying federated server farmJoin a Computer to a Domain
deploying federated server farm Enroll a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate for AD FS. deploying federated server farmEnroll an SSL Certificate for AD FS
deploying federated server farm Install the AD FS role service. deploying federated server farmInstall the AD FS Role Service
deploying federated server farm Configure a federation server. deploying federated server farmConfigure a Federation Server
deploying federated server farm Optional step: Configure a federation server with Device Registration Service (DRS). deploying federated server farmConfigure a federation server with Device Registration Service
deploying federated server farm Add a host (A) and alias (CNAME) resource record to corporate Domain Name System (DNS) for the federation service and DRS. deploying federated server farmConfigure Corporate DNS for the Federation Service and DRS
deploying federated server farm Verify that a federation server is operational. deploying federated server farmVerify That a Federation Server Is Operational

See Also

AD FS Deployment

Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS Deployment Guide