ADFS 2.0 to 2016 migration - Service won't start after configuration import

Fouziya LAHJIOUJ 1 Reputation point


I'm working on the migration of my ADFS 2.0 server (running 2008 R2) to ADFS 4.0 (on WS2016). All went fine during the ADFS 2016 farm installation, but as soon as I imported my 2.0 configuration, the ADFS service stopped and won't start.

I'm just able to start it when adding the service account to the local admin groups, but I shouldn't have to do it : I read on MS documentation that the install account needed admin privileges during installation, but the account running ADFS service didn't.

What am I missing here ? Any lead appreciated :)

Active Directory Federation Services
Active Directory Federation Services
An Active Directory technology that provides single-sign-on functionality by securely sharing digital identity and entitlement rights across security and enterprise boundaries.
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