Second ADFS 3.0 Server showing empty folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created an ADFS 3.0 farm with two servers but the secondary server has no sub folders listed under the parent (AD FS) folder.

    It says in the Overview pane, it says "This computer is not the primary federation server in the farm.....Last sync with primary server: [today's date/time]"

    And when I shutdown the primary node, the login still works so the farm is work but I can't manage/edit the ADFS configuration because I can't see the folders.

    Anyway to make it to show the sub-folders containing Relying Party Trusts, etc.?

    Friday, January 22, 2016 9:18 PM


All replies

  • The design is that all changes are made to the primary server and automatically replicated to the secondaries.

    The fact that you cannot update the secondaries is by design.

    Any changes you make would be overwritten by the next replication.

    When you shutdown the primary, the secondary still works but you cannot make any changes to the configuration.

    Sunday, January 24, 2016 6:09 PM
  • So, if the primary goes down (i.e. VM becomes corrupted and not able to recover), how can I change the secondary to become primary?
    Monday, January 25, 2016 5:42 PM
  • I found the following commands somewhere.

    Add-PsSnapin Microsoft.Adfs.PowerShell

    Set-AdfsSyncProperties -Role PrimaryComputer

    If I run these commands, will it populate the folders in the secondary server?

    Monday, January 25, 2016 5:49 PM
  • Yes.

    The wizard will allow you to make changes because it is now the primary.

    AD FS 2.0: How to Set the Primary Federation Server in a WID Farm

    Monday, January 25, 2016 6:01 PM