ADFS proxy service failed to start – Error 1053


The ADFS Proxy wizard failed with the following error – “Unable to start AD FS 2.0 Windows service”


Event viewer :

“The AD FS 2.0 Windows Service service failed to start due to the following error:

The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.”


Solution :

Add the entry below to Microsoft.IdentityServer.Servicehost.exe.config file, located in the ADFS 2 install directory (default <C:\Program Files\Active> Directory Federation Services 2.0)


<generatePublisherEvidence enabled=”false”/>


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