Verify That a Federation Server Proxy Is Operational

Updated: January 31, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the following procedures to verify that the federation server proxy can communicate with the Federation Service.

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The results of this test are a successful generation of a specific event in Event Viewer on the federation server proxy computer. You will notice that the browser fails with an error in step 2 and does not successfully display the clientlogon.aspx page. This is expected behavior for this verification test.

Membership in Users, Backup Operators, Power Users, Administrators or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. Log on to a client computer with Internet access.

  2. Open a browser window, and then type the URL for the Federation Service endpoint, along with the path to the Clientlogon.aspx page that is stored on the federation server proxy, for example:

    https://adfsresource.treyresearch.net/adfs/ls/clientlogon.aspx

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

  3. Press ENTER, and then follow the next procedure at the federation server proxy computer.

Membership in Administrators, or equivalent, on the local computer is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477).

  1. Log on to the federation server proxy as an administrator.

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

  3. In the details pane, double-click Windows Logs, and then click Application.

  4. In the Event ID 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.

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