SharePoint 2010 Prerequisites Installer Error “Error: the tool was unable to install Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)”

By | 2017-12-11T09:22:32+00:00 August 9th, 2011|Sharepoint|0 Comments

We got an error recently when trying to install  the PrerequisiteInstaller.exe  from the SharePoint media. The error message was “Error: the tool was unable to install Windows Identity Foundation (KB974405)”.

We simply resolved this by installing the component manually (Download Link http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17331)

We then re-ran installer and all worked fine Smile

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