Error when installing Windows Identity Foundation on Windows 8

I'm trying to install Windows Identity Foundation on Windows 8.


When i try to install WIF from the Download Center, I get Error 0x80096002, "The certificate for the signer of the message is invalid or not found." I'm trying to install the Windnows6.1-KB974405-x64.msu. I've tried both installing from the web and downloading the .msu and installing it from my hard drive.


Help--I really need this in order to run a custom-built web production app.


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Last updated March 27, 2020 Views 32,391 Applies to:

The short answer is that WIF is managed on Windows 8 using the “Turn Windows Features On and Off”.  You can get that by:

1. Punch that Windows key!

2. Type “Windows Features” and make sure you’ve chosen to search “Settings” from the search pane.

3. Click on “Turn Windows features on or off”

4. Check the box next to “Windows Identity Framework 3.5” (and yes, this supports .NET 3.5 and 4.0 applications).

5. Press “OK” and let setup do it’s thing.

You’re welcome!

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