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AD FS Windows Service encountered exceptions during startup Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.ActiveDirectoryFederationServices.10.0.FederationServerStartupExceptionMonitor
  • Description:  AD FS Windows Service encountered exceptions during startup
  • Target:  Federation Server
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
FirstEventRaised Error FirstEventRaised
SecondEventRaised Success SecondEventRaised

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
FirstEventRaised (Error) AD FS Windows Service encountered exceptions during startup Medium Critical Yes

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Summary

The AD FS Windows service encounter errors during startup during an attempt to enable one or more endpoints for this Federation Service.

If the AD FS Windows service is started without exception events, the monitor will change to a Green state and the original critical alert will be resolved automatically.

Causes

This error can occur when the Federation Service has a problem at service startup. For more details about the cause for this failure, view the additional information that is provided in the event. Some possible causes for this event include the following:

  • Certificates cannot be loaded from the certificate store.

  • The computer that is running SQL Server or the Windows Internal Database (WID) that is used for AD FS configuration is unavailable

  • An endpoint cannot start due to lack of permissions

Resolutions

Use the additional information that is provided in the event to determine the correct resolution for this issue. Depending on the specific data that is in the event, some of the following are possible resolutions:

  • If the issue is a certificate configuration problem, use the Set-ADFSCertificate cmdlet to modify or update the certificate configuration.

  • If the issue is with SQL Server, follow the troubleshooting steps in "Troubleshooting Event ID 220" section in the AD FS troubleshooting guide.

  • If the issue is due to lack of endpoint permissions, please use the netsh tool to verify and fix the permissions.

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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