How to re-configure ADFS Proxy Server which reports problems

How fix the problem in the picture ?  Affected server was  Sxxxxxxx.


Open up Remote Access management console and You see red. The red color is nice but in this case it means that something is wrong.




We need to reset WAP configuration, in Registry we have to change value 2 = configured to the Value 1 = not configured




Use powershell.exe Install-WebApplicationProxy -CertificateThumbprint “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” -FederationServiceName “” (but it did not work for me same good as GUI for server ADFS 3.0 S2K12 R2 🙁 ….)

or through console Remote Access management we configured WAP again. It requires name of ADFS service –, usually service account – axxxxxx  and choose the right certificate –  right ADFS certificate with name Although we did this, the service tried to use different, self-signed certificate , In ADFS event log we could see „Unable to retrieve proxy configuration data from the Federation Service + thumbprint  of bad certificate not our ADFS certificate “ In mmc.exe we could see only the certificate for MS SCOM, and some expirated self-signed certificates but we could not see the certificate with thumbprint found in event log. By Powershell  we could list it (example is below), we found bad certificate + others and we removed all certificates self-signed certificate.


Get-WebApplicationProxySslCertificate, Get-ChildItem -Path cert:\LocalMachine\My | FL FriendlyName, Thumbprint, Subject, NotBefore, NotAfter



When we removed the self-signed certificates, we tried to complete the wizard again and it was success




Now it is working well. Do not worry that we see server xxxxxx twice, we could see it because in my case we configured WAP after the server has been configured with postfix (full computer name), because for MS SCOM monitoring it is require.


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The result of testing availability https://[name of your ADFS]/adfs/ls/IdpInitiatedSignon.aspx from internet. Tested from page –




marwin se představuje:

IT Engineer Design, Implementation and Administration of Microsoft products. Active Directory and MS Exchange systems, Hyper-V, SCOM
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