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Federation Metadata Processing Error Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.ActiveDirectoryFederationServices.10.0.TrustManagementTrustMonitoringMetadataProcessingErrorMonitor
  • Description:  Federation Metadata Processing Error
  • Target:  Trust Management
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
RepeatedEventRaised Warning  
TimerEventRaised Success  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
RepeatedEventRaised (Warning) Federation Metadata Processing Error Medium Warning Yes

Run As Profiles


Monitor Knowledgebase


This monitor indicates that the trust monitoring service failed to read the federation metadata document.

The default setting for AD FS trust monitoring time interval is 1 day. This monitor will generate a Yellow state if Event ID 166 occurs at least four times within 5 days. If the same problem does not happen again within 1.5 days, the health state of this monitor will change back to a Green state and the alert that is generated by this monitor will be resolved automatically.


The metadata document that the Federation Service received back from its trust partner contained unexpected data.


Use the additional details that are provided within this event to learn the exact context of the metadata document error.

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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