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When you run the Set-MsolADFSContext -Computer cmdlet in the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell, you receive the following error:
Set-MsolADFSContext : The connection to <ServerName> Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 server failed due to invalid credentials.
This error occurs because Remote PowerShell isn't enabled on the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) federation server that the -computer parameter references.
When a domain is added correctly and verified in the Microsoft Office 365 portal, you can use the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell to set up single sign-on (SSO) from a management workstation by using Remote PowerShell.
However, the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell can only be installed on Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 SR2. The Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell can't be installed on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Therefore, this problem is especially relevant where AD FS is installed on a Windows Server 2008 SP2 platform. In this case, the Windows Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell command that is related to AD FS must be issued from a remote computer.
To enable Remote PowerShell on the AD FS federation server, follow these steps:
For more information about Remote PowerShell requirements, go to the following Microsoft website:
About_Remote_RequirementsFor more information about Remote PowerShell functionality, go to the following Microsoft website:
Windows PowerShell: Dive Deep into RemotingStill need help? Go to the Office 365 Community
(http://community.office365.com/)website or the Windows Azure Active Directory Forums
Article ID: 2587730 - Last Review: November 1, 2013 - Revision: 18.0