Finding the correct Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant

I’ve run into this issue a few times and it’s still baffling me. One of the requirements to using the Azure PowerShell modules is to have the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant installed.

What is it?

Basically it does rich client support (Outlook, Lync/SFB). It’s a piece of software that runs in the background and helps these applications authenticate with Office 365.

So what’s the problem?

If you google this application you will be brought to a shiny nice new download page, https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/confirmation.aspx?id=28177

and it looks and feels so good until you actually try to install the application. When you install the application, everything looks fine until you try to install the Azure Active Directory Module. When you try to install the Azure Active Directory Module you’ll get an error such as

error installing

You will be stuck in an infinite loop, and will likely want to claw your eyeballs out because you do have Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant Version 7.0 or greater installed.

How to Solve this issue.

  1. Uninstall Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant Version 7 from your system (Yes, that’s right uninstall)
  2. Install the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT professionals BETA (found here https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/confirmation.aspx?id=39267)
  3. Then download and install the Azure Active Directory Sign-In Module found here (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=236297)

You will now have gotten around this issue.

 

 

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