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AD FS Windows Service Failed to Start Because of a Bad Configuration Format Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.ActiveDirectoryFederationServices.10.0.FederationServerBadConfigurationFormatErrorMonitor
  • Description:  AD FS Windows Service Failed to Start Because of a Bad Configuration Format
  • Target:  Federation Server
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
FirstEventRaised Error  
SecondEventRaised Success  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
FirstEventRaised (Error) AD FS Windows Service Failed to Start Because of a Bad Configuration Format Medium Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

Name
Default

Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

The AD FS Windows service failed to start because the AD FS configuration file (Microsoft.IdentityServer.ServiceHost.exe.config) has invalid data.

If the AD FS Windows service is started successfully, the monitor will change to a Green state and the original critical alert will be resolved automatically.

Causes

The Federation Service configuration data contains invalid data.

Resolutions

Fix the configuration error as reported in the event, and then try to start the Federation Service again.

External References
This monitor does not contain any external references.

See Also for Active Directory Federation Services Management Pack


Downloads for Active Directory Federation Services Management Pack

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