Lync Server 2013 – Installation error: Prerequisite not satisfied: Windows Identity Foundation is required.

Symptom:
You receive the following error when running Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store in the Lync Server 2013 – Deployment Wizard.

Prerequisite not satisfied: Windows Identity Foundation is required.

Prerequisite not satisfied - Windows Identity Foundation is required.

Solution:
Complete the steps below to install the Windows Identity Foundation.

  1. Start Server Manager
    Server Manager
  2. Click Manage -> Add Roles and Features
    Server 2012 - Manage - Add Roles and Features
  3. Click on Features on the left side, and then scroll down and check Windows Identity Foundation 3.5.  Click Next >
    Server 2012 - Add Roles and Featuers Wizard - Windows Identity Foundation 3.5
  4. Click Install
    Server 2012 - Add Roles and Featuers Wizard - Windows Identity Foundation 3.5.png - Install
  5. Click Close once the installation has completed.
    Server 2012 - Add Roles and Featuers Wizard - Windows Identity Foundation 3.5.png - Install Finish
  6. Rerun Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store in the Lync 2013 – Deployment Wizard and you should notice the prerequisite is now satisfied.
    Install Local Configuration Store - WindowsIdentityFoundation prerequisite satisfied

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