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I'm setting up an ADFS farm in Windows Azure and I need to export the settings of my old farm to import to the new farm. The official documentation on TechNet tells me to use scripts that are located in the media/server_en-us/support/adfs folder of the Windows Server 2012 R2 installation disc. Considering this VM instance was one of the stock images in Azure, I don't have access to the contents of the Windows Server 2012 R2 installation disc. I have no access to one on-premise either. I'd rather not search for, download, and use an unofficial instance of these PowerShell scripts since they are likely non-trivial and it would be a serious security concern to setup a new ADFS environment with them.

What are my options and why would Microsoft not have made these generally available as a download?

UPDATE: Please vote for this suggestion if you feel Microsoft should provide us with the installation media in Windows Azure.

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I would probably just download a trial version of the ISO. and grab the scripts from there.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – user130370 Apr 2 '14 at 10:00
It does answer the question on how he can get his hands on the scripts... As to why MS did it the way they did, only MS can answer that :) – MichelZ Apr 2 '14 at 13:56
It's not a bad solution. It's probably my only safe solution. Thanks Trondh. – pk. Apr 2 '14 at 14:38

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