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Verify that a federation server is operational

Updated: December 15, 2006

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

You can use the following procedure to verify that any client on the same network can reach a new federation server.

To verify that a federation server is operational

  1. To verify that Internet Information Services (IIS) is configured correctly on the federation server, log on to a client computer that is located in the same forest as the federation server.

  2. Open a browser window, and then type the Federation Service Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the new federation server, for example:

    https://adfsresource.treyresearch.net/adfs/fs/federationserverservice.asmx

    noteNote
    The Federation Service URL should include the Domain Name System (DNS) host name of the federation server.

  3. Press ENTER. If you see a prompt for certificates, click Cancel.

    The FederationServerService page should be displayed along with a list of links that identify the Web methods that are used by the Federation Service. If this page appears, IIS on the federation server is operational and is serving pages successfully.

  4. To verify that the federation server is communicating with the Federation Service, obtain access to the new federation server, and then log on to the server.

  5. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.

  6. In the details pane, double-click Application.

  7. In the Event column, look for event ID 674. If the federation server is configured properly, you see a new event, in the Application log of Event Viewer, with the event ID 674. This event verifies that the federation server was able to successfully communicate with the Federation Service.

    noteNote
    Although the text displayed in event ID 674 mentions that the Federation Service Proxy has updated its configuration information, this event also applies to federation servers as well.

    If you cannot generate event ID 674, see Configuring ADFS Servers for Troubleshooting (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=75106).

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