How To Fix Could not load file or assembly Microsoft.IdentityModel, Version=3.5.0.0

Resolving the Microsoft.IdentityModel, Version=3.5.0.0 error

If you get an error message when you try to connect that the system cannot load the Microsoft.IdentityModel assembly then you need to install the Windows Identity Framework (WIF) then re-start the application for the changes to take affect.

Error

To enable this feature in Windows 8 type the following into a command line:

dism /online /Enable-Feature:Windows-Identity-Foundation.

When using Windows 8 or Windows 2012 server you will need to enable the feature from the ‘Add/Remove Features’ utility.


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