Event ID 636 — Trust Policy and Configuration

Updated: December 3, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

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The Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) trust policy file defines the set of parameters that a Federation Service requires to identify partners, certificates, account stores, claims, and the various properties of these entities that are associated with the Federation Service.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 636
Source: Microsoft-Windows-ADFS
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: TrustPolicyPathInvalid
Message: The Federation Service encountered an error while loading the trust policy. The trust policy file path is not valid.
Path: %1

The Federation Service will be not be able to start, and all requests to the Federation Service will fail until the configuration is corrected.

User Action
Correct the configuration to specify a fully qualified file path to an existing trust policy file. This configuration can be corrected in the web.config file or by using the AD FS administration console.

Resolve

Specify a valid file path to an existing trust policy file in the web.config file

Correct the web.config configuration to specify a valid file path to an existing trust policy file. You can correct this configuration in the web.config file or by using the Active Directory Federation Services snap-in.

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

To specify a file path to an existing trust policy file:

  1. On the federation server, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Federation Services.
  2. In the console tree, right-click Federation Service, and then click Properties.
  3. On the General tab, in Trust policy file, type the correct path to the trust policy file.

Verify

Verify that you can access the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)-enabled application from a client browser and that the resource can be accessed.

Related Management Information

Trust Policy and Configuration

Active Directory Federation Services

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