Event ID 690 — Federation Server Communication

Updated: February 27, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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Federation Server communication is communication between federation servers and federation server proxies. A federation server proxy should be updated from the Federation Service. Federation Server communication fails if the federation server proxy cannot be updated and the information in the trust policy is configured incorrectly.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 690
Source: Microsoft-Windows-ADFS
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: UnknownExceptionInstantiatingSoapProxy
Message: The Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) client object for communicating with the Federation Service could not be created because of an unknown exception.
FS URL: %1
Client certificate thumbprint: %2

Additional Data
Exception information:
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Resolve

Check the status and URL address of the Federation Service

Ensure that the federation server is running and the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the Federation Service is correct.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To ensure that the Federation Service URL is correct:

  1. On the federation server, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Federation Services.
  2. In the console tree, under Federation Service right-click Trust Policy, and then click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, ensure that the value that is specified in Federation Service endpoint URL is correct.

Verify

Verify that a specific event (ID 674) was generated on the federation server proxy computer. This event is generated when the federation server proxy is able to successfully communicate with the Federation Service.

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the local Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

  1. Log on to a client computer with Internet access.
  2. Open a browser window, and then type the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for the Federation Service endpoint, along with the path to the clientlogon.aspx page that is stored on the federation server proxy.
  3. Press ENTER.

    Note   At this point your browser should display the error Server Error in '/adfs' Application. This step is necessary to generate event message 674 to verify that the clientlogon.aspx page is being loaded properly by Internet Information Services (IIS).

  4. Log on to the federation server proxy.
  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 proxy 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 proxy was able to communicate successfully with the Federation Service.

Related Management Information

Federation Server Communication

Active Directory Federation Services

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