Symptoms

While executing Federation Extensions for SharePoint 3.0 on Windows Server 2003, the utility fails with the following error:

ID1013: Could not access the server hosting the WS-Federation metadata document. Object Identifier (OID) is unknown

Cause

This is related to SHA2 support on Windows Server 2003.

Resolution

Please see the following article for resolution:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/windows-identity-foundation-wif-fedutil-exe-on-windows-server-2003-fails-with-quot-object-identifier-oid-is-unknown-quot.aspx

More Information

This issue does not exist on Windows Server 2008 and later.