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Thread: adfs service failed?

  1. #1
    Asaf Guest

    adfs service failed?

    I am using Windows 2003 server as my workstation.
    I keep getting adfs error on login screen when server is starting up.
    How can I resolve this issue please?

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7000
    Date: 03/04/2009
    Time: 09:18:58
    User: N/A
    Computer: ASAF
    Description:
    The adfs service failed to start due to the following error:
    The system cannot find the file specified.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp

  2. #2
    Dave Patrick Guest

    Re: adfs service failed?

    Since you're using it as a workstation you probably don't need Active
    Directory Federation Services. Control Panel|Admin Tools|Services and set
    the startup type to' Manual' or 'Disabled'

  3. #3
    Asaf Guest
    There is no "Active Directory Federation" service in the list of services,
    is there other name for it?

    It was a guess. Those letters could be anything really. Look for clues at

    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ADFS

  4. #4
    Pegasus [MVP] Guest
    Further to David's reply: Look for the string "ADFS" here:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services, then look at the value ImagePath.
    What does it point at? Does the file exist?

    Thanks you both for your help for solving this problem.

  5. #5
    Dave Patrick Guest
    You're welcome. You should post the resolution for everyone's benefit.

    I have just deleted the "adfs" key from
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services as it was not included the
    "ImagePath" value.

  6. #6
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    Re: adfs service failed?

    the adfs service here was a HP printer driver of a printer I had removed from the system.

    deleting the device in the printer control panel, made the problem go away.

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