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OWA 2013 watchdog system errors for Lync 2013 -

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  • OWA Farm is configured on two 2012 servers. Lync 2013 installed on server 2012 as well.

    I can access all services, internally and externally without issues on the client end.

    However, my OWA farm machines are marked as Unhealthy per get-OfficeWebAppMachines.

    The OWA Farm system Logs show multiple events related to source Office Web Apps Monitoring, event ID(s) 1004, 1010, 2004, & 2010.

    What are the BroadcastServicesWatchdog_Wfe & AgentManagerWatchdog that are running, reporting these event codes, and where can it be managed?

    The actual event codes

    1004:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
    <HealthReport xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
      <HealthMessage>AgentManagerWatchdog reported status for AgentManagerWatchdog in category 'Recent Watchdog Reports'. Reported status: Machine health is Unhealthy</HealthMessage>
    </HealthReport>

    1010:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
    <HealthReport xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
      <HealthMessage>BroadcastServicesWatchdog_Wfe reported status for BroadcastServices_Host in category '3'. Reported status: Contacting Participant.svc failed with an exception: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.</HealthMessage>
    </HealthReport>

    2004:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
    <HealthReport xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
      <HealthMessage>AgentManagerWatchdog reported status for AgentManagerWatchdog in category 'Recent Watchdog Reports'. Reported status: Machine health is Unhealthy</HealthMessage>
    </HealthReport>

    2010:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
    <HealthReport xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
      <HealthMessage>BroadcastServicesWatchdog_Wfe reported status for BroadcastServices_Host in category '3'. Reported status: Contacting Participant.svc failed with an exception: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.</HealthMessage>
    </HealthReport>

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:37 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Can you share PPT properly in lync 2013?

    Would you check the internalURL and external URL of OfficeWebAppsFarm are correct?

    Please set AllowOAuthOverHttp to false to test the issue.


    Kent Huang
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 8:26 AM
  • Yes, PPTs can be shared correctly; and the urls have been verified.

    As to setting the http auth settings ~ this Farm isn't integrated with SharePoint, and is only in use for Lync 2013.

    It is clear that these additional service executable , AgentManagerWatchdog, BroadcastServicesWatchdog, and BroadcastServicesWatchdog_Wfe are from the OWA services to manage system health.

    Where can they be configured, or worked with?  They reiterate that

     Reported status: Contacting Participant.svc failed with an exception

    Which leads to more alerts about the Unhealthy state of the machine. What is the "participant.svc"  ?? that is cannot contact? Is this internal to the OWA Farm, or is this a remote service connectivity check the Lync Front End servers?

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 2:38 PM
  • you need to check your certificates 

    check the following article

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/dodeitte/archive/2014/01/12/how-to-get-office-web-apps-server-2013-to-report-a-healthy-health-status.aspx

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:15 AM
  • I had the same issue. In my case it was a missing feature. In order to make it work you need to run this command in powershell:

    Add-WindowsFeatureNET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45

    Of course you can also use the GUI. I think Mircosoft forgot to mention in the TechNet Articel that this feature need to be installed.

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:10 PM