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Failed to Create The Configuration Database.

Applies to: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Beta, Microsoft SQL Server 2008.


Problem Description.

A Microsoft Customer asked me via e-mail if I knew the solution for the following error message given by the setup program of SharePoint 2010 Beta:

SharePoint Products Configuration Wizard
Configuration Failed
Failed to create the configuration database
An exception of type System.IO.FileNotFoundException was thrown. Additional exception information: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.IdentityModel, version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

He contacted me because he thought it was a SQL Server related error.


This error is not related to installing or configuring SQL Server 2008 for SharePoint 2010 Beta. This error is about the Geneva Framework.


Please uninstall the Geneva Framework. Run SharePoint 2010 setup and click on "Install Software Prerequisites" to download and install the version of Geneva Framework needed by SharePoint 2010.




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