CRM 2011, IFD and ADFS 2.0 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Just getting started with 2011 and IFD and see that Active Directory Federated Services 2.0 is now a requirement. ADFS 2.0 appears to require Server 2008 -- does it also require a 2008 Active Directory domain, or can it run on 2003 AD, with ADFS 2.0 components installed on the CRM server?

    It's going to be quite a shock for some customers running 4.0 to find out they have to upgrade their AD in order to get IFD working. I'd rather not start that panic if that's not the case!



    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:56 PM


  • You can use the 2003 AD Domain no problem. And you can install ADFS 2.0 on the same server BUt............ if you do this you cannot use Ports 443 or 80 for your CRM deployment. Which can be an issue if you like clean URLS with no port numbers. I would Advise not to put them on the same server to save headaches like that.
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:16 PM