Back in 2012, we talked about Office 365 – PowerShell Setup. This was back in the days prior to the Microsoft Online Services Sign-in Assistant RTW, and before Windows 8 had gained a lot of traction. Recent updates however have not made this such a straightforward process.
My first attempt at installing the Windows Azure Active Directory Module on Windows 8 failed with the error “must have microsoft online services sign-in assistant version 7.0 or greated installed”. So following the advice, I searched and installed the Microsoft Online Services Sign In Assistant RTW before running the installation again. It failed again.
Confused, I verified that the service was installed in Programs and Features, and that the service was running in Services. It was. I restarted the machine and tried again. Failed again. Tried running it as administrator msiexec /a. Failed quietly. Eventually, found a link in the community forum http://community.office365.com/en-us/forums/148/t/169890.aspx that suggested installing the Beta version of the sign-in assistance. I did that, and a bit more success. Now I needed .NET 3.5 SP2. That’s simple – enable it through Windows Features. And at last success.
So if you get the dreaded “must have microsoft online services sign-in assistant version 7.0 or greated installed”, you need the BETA version of the sign in assistant– which is available here : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39267