System Center Management Pack for Active Directory Federation Services


Important: You should always read the Management Pack Guide first before you import the management pack(s) into your management group(s). It is also highly recommended to test in a lab environment whenever possible prior to introducing anything into your production environment(s). The information being provided are only snippets of the Management Pack Guide and other details. This article is being provided as information awareness only and doesn’t mean that I have had the chance to test or verify any of the provided content.




This Management Pack is used to monitor Active Directory Federation Services running on Windows Server 2016



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The Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Management Pack provides both proactive and reactive monitoring of your AD FS deployment for both the federation server and the federation server proxy roles. The management pack monitors events that the AD FS Windows service records in the AD FS event logs, and it monitors the performance data that the AD FS performance counters collect. It also monitors the overall health of the AD FS system and the federation passive application, and it provides alerts for critical issues and warning issues. This management pack includes monitoring of the following core components: token issuance, token acceptance, artifact service, Web sites, trust management, certificate rollover, and Windows Internal Database synchronization. For example, the AD FS Management Pack monitors the following: • Events that indicate service outages and operational errors or warnings • Alerts that indicate configuration issues and background tasks failures or warnings • Whether auditing is occurring successfully • Communication between the federation server and the federation server proxy • Notification of malformed access requests • Web site availability • The health of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate of the federation passive Web site in Internet Information Services (IIS) (located at <ComputerName>\Sites\Default Web Site\adfs\ls).


  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2016

      This Management Pack requires System Center Operations Manager 2012 or newer.
  • Install Instructions
      See the MP Guide for detailed instructions.


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