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

Fouziya LAHJIOUJ 1 Reputation point
2020-07-07T15:48:55.623+00:00

Hello,

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 :)

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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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