Required Updates for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Web Application Proxy (WAP)

Applies To: Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

As of October 2016, all updates to all components of Windows Server are released only via Windows Update (WU). There are no more hotfixes or individual downloads. This applies to Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.

This page lists rollup packages of particular interest for AD FS and WAP, as well as the historic list of hotfix updates recommended for AD FS and WAP.

Updates for AD FS and WAP in Windows Server 2016

Updates for Windows Server 2016 are delivered monthly via Windows Update and are cumulative. The update package listed below is recommended for all AD FS and WAP 2016 servers and includes all previously required updates as well as the latest fixes.

KB # Description Date Released
3213986 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB3213986) January 2017

Updates for AD FS and WAP in Windows Server 2012 R2

Below is the list of hotfixes and update rollups that have been released for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server 2012 R2.

KB # Description Date Released
3179574 Fixed issue with AD FS extranet password update. August 2016 Update Rollup
3172614 Introduced prompt=login support, fixed issue with the AD FS management console and AlwaysRequireAuthentication setting. July 2016 Update Rollup
3163306 Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 3.0 can't connect to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) attribute stores that are configured to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) port 636 or 3269 in connection string. June 2016 Update Rollup
3148533 MFA fallback authentication fails through ADFS Proxy in Windows Server 2012 R2 May 2016
3134787 AD FS logs don't contain client IP address for account lockout scenarios in Windows Server 2012 R2 February 2016
3134222 MS16-020: Security update for Active Directory Federation Services to address denial of service: February 9, 2016 February 2016
3105881 Can't access applications when device authentication is enabled in Windows Server 2012 R2-based AD FS server October 2015
3092003 Page loads repeatedly and authentication fails when users use MFA in Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS August 2015
3080778 AD FS does not call OnError when MFA adapter throws an exception in Windows Server 2012 R2 July 2015
3075610 Trust relationships are lost on secondary AD FS server after you add or remove claims provider in Windows Server 2012 R2 July 2015
3070080 Home Realm Discovering not working correctly for Non-claims Aware Relying Party Trust June 2015
3052122 Update adds support for compound ID claims in AD FS tokens in Windows Server 2012 R2 May 2015
3045711 MS15-040: Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services could allow information disclosure April 2015
3042127 "HTTP 400 - Bad Request" error when you open a shared mailbox through WAP in Windows Server 2012 R2 March 2015
3042121 AD FS token replay protection for Web Application Proxy authentication tokens in Windows Server 2012 R2 March 2015
3035025 Hotfix for update password feature so that users are not required to use registered device in Windows Server 2012 R2 January 2015
3033917 AD FS cannot process SAML response in Windows Server 2012 R2 January 2015
3025080 Operation fails when you try to save an Office file through Web Application Proxy in Windows Server 2012 R2 January 2015
3025078 You are not prompted for username again when you use an incorrect username to log on to Windows Server 2012 R2 January 2015
3020813 You are prompted for authentication when you run a web application in Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS January 2015
3020773 Time-out failures after initial deployment of Device Registration service in Windows Server 2012 R2 January 2015
3018886 You are prompted for a username and password two times when you access Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS server from intranet January 2015
3013769 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up December 2014
3000850 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up November 2014
2975719 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up August 2014
2967917 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up July 2014
2962409 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up June 2014
2955164 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up May 2014
2919355 Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Roll-up April 2014

Updates for AD FS in Windows Server 2012 (AD FS 2.1) and AD FS 2.0

Below is the list of hotfixes and update rollups that have been released for AD FS 2.0 and 2.1.

KB # Description Date Released Applies To:
3197878 Authentication through proxy fails in Windows Server 2012 (this is the general release of hotfix 3094446) November 2016 Quality Rollup AD FS 2.1
3197869 Authentication through proxy fails in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (this is the general release of hotfix 3094446) November 2016 Quality Rollup AD FS 2.0
3094446 Authentication through proxy fails in Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 September 2015 AD FS 2.0 and 2.1
3070078 AD FS 2.1 throws an exception when you authenticate against an encryption certificate in Windows Server 2012 July 2015 AD FS 2.1
3062577 MS15-062: Vulnerability in Active Directory federation services could allow elevation of privilege June 2015 AD FS 2.0 / 2.1
3003381 MS14-077: Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services could allow information disclosure: April 14, 2015 November 2014 AD FS 2.0 / 2.1
2987843 Memory usage of AD FS federation server keeps increasing when many users log on a web application in Windows Server 2012 July 2014 AD FS 2.1
2957619 The relying party trust in AD FS is stopped when a request is made to AD FS for a delegated token May 2014 AD FS 2.1
2926658 ADFS SQL farm deployment fails if you do not have SQL permissions October 2014 AD FS 2.1
2896713 or 2989956 Update is available to fix several issues after you install security update 2843638 on an AD FS server November 2013
September 2014
AD FS 2.0 / 2.1
2877424 Update enables you to use one certificate for multiple Relying Party Trusts in an AD FS 2.1 farm October 2013 AD FS 2.1
2873168 FIX: An error occurs when you use a third-party CSP and HSM and then configure a claims provider trust in Update Rollup 3 for AD FS 2.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 September 2013 AD FS 2.0
2861090 A comma in the subject name of an encryption certificate causes an exception in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 August 2013 AD FS 2.0
2843639 [Security] Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Information Disclosure November 2013 AD FS 2.1
2843638 MS13-066: Description of the security update for Active Directory Federation Services 2.0: August 13, 2013 August 2013 AD FS 2.0
2827748 Federationmetadata.xml file does not contain the MEX endpoint information for the WS-Trust and WS-Federation endpoints in Windows Server 2012 May 2013 AD FS 2.1
2790338 Description of Update Rollup 3 for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 March 2013 AD FS 2.0