OpsMgr / SCOM : ADFS 2.0 MP Discovery Issue

Hi Everyone,

One of my customer requested me to implement the Active Directory  Federation Services 2.0 Management Pack on Operations Manager 2007 R2.

Management Pack is available here with the Guide :
http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/active-directory-federation-services-2-0-adfs-monitoring-management-pack-12884905753

The only pre-requisite of this management pack that I found in the documentation is to enable the IIS 6 Management Compatibility:image

After several hours, still no server in the Federation Servers State view, nothing strange in the event viewer:
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Hopefully, one colleague of mine, that I would like to thank you, found the solution in the Know Issues on Microsoft TechNet :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff730220.aspx

In fact, there is a second pre-requisites that is not in the ADFS MP guide, we have to disable IP version 6 (IPV6) on the agent computer that is running AD FS 2.0.

We have first to disable IPv6 in the Local Area Connection Properties :

But we have also to do it in the server registry. To do that, follow the step below :

  • Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit.exe in the Programs list.
  • In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  • In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpip6Parameters
  • Double-click DisabledComponents to modify the DisabledComponents entry.

Note If the DisabledComponents entry is unavailable, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:

  • In the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  • Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.
  • Double-click DisabledComponents.

And finally, the value of the key:

  • Type 0xffffffff to disable all IPv6 components, except the IPv6 loopback interface

More details on disabling IPv6 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852

You have to do the steps above on all the servers running ADFS 2.0.

Normally, your ADFS 2.0 servers will now shortly be appear in the Operations Manager Console. Smile

Regards
Christopher Keyaert

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About Christopher Keyaert

Christopher Keyaert is a Consultant, focused on helping partners to leverage the System Center and Microsoft Azure cloud platform. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Data Center Management and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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