Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 makes it possible to deploy a federation server and begin issuing tokens quickly by following steps: 1. AD FS 2.0 software installation 2. Initial configuration 3. Add a relying party trust 4. Add more federation servers to the farm (Optional) 5. Configure a federation server proxy (Optional). This post discuss Initial Configuration: “After AD FS 2.0 RC is installed, administration of federation server is performed through AD FS 2.0 Management snap-in (you can access snap-in shortcut by going to Start -> All Programs -> Administrative Tools -> AD FS 2.0 Management). On first run, AD FS 2.0 will detect that federation server hasn’t been configured and will prompt to launch AD FS 2.0 Federation Server Configuration Wizard. Click AD FS 2.0 Federation Server Configuration Wizard link in center pane to launch the wizard.” If you’re looking for general design and deployment guidance for how to configure a federation server, try following topics in AD FS 2.0 TechNet library: · Deploying Federation Servers · When to Create a Federation Server · When to Create a Federation Server Farm, and the full Initial configuration here.