e2e: End-to-end configuring and troubleshooting ADFS 2.0

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 Standard More

Summary


Most Active Directory Federated Services (AD FS) 2.0 problems belong to one of the following main categories.
  • Connectivity issues
  • ADFS service issues
  • Certificate issues
  • Authentication issues
  • Claim rules issues

More Information


To troubleshoot the issues described above you can read the following articles:

ADFS 2.0 connectivity problems: "This page cannot be displayed" - You receive a “This page cannot be displayed” error message when you try to access an application on a website that uses AD FS 2.0. Provides a resolution.


ADFS 2.0 ADFS service configuration and startup issues-ADFS service won't start - Provides troubleshooting steps for ADFS service configuration and startup problems.


ADFS 2.0 Certificate problems-An error occurred during an attempt to build the certificate chain - A certificate-related change in AD FS 2.0 causes certificate, SSL, and trust errors triggers errors including Event 133. Provides a resolution.


ADFS 2.0 authentication problems: "Not Authorized HTTP error 401" - You cannot authenticate an account in AD FS 2.0, that you are prompted for credentials, and event 111 is logged. Provides a resolution.


ADFS 2.0 claims rules problems: "Access is denied" - You receive an "Access Denied" error message when you try to access an application in AD FS 2.0. Provides a resolution.