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ADFS upgrade database to v4 overwrite configuration

Hello,

I am attempting an upgrade of the ADFS database, after replacing the servers with new Windows 2016 servers.
I have used the script to create the database (new database), as the account I am using does not have permission to create databases (trying to replicate what is in production).
When running the Invoke-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRaise I get the following error.
Invoke-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRaise : An AD FS configuration database with the same name already exists; specify that the existing database is to be
overwritten.
I can see nothing in the powershell command 'invoke-xxx' to force an overwrite of the database.
I read that you can specify -OverwriteConfiguration, but this just gives me an error this command doesnt exist.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Matt

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Hi!
The "-Force" parameter to "Invoke-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRaise" works.

Regards
Janne

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MatthewRiddler-9775

I am running into the same issue. How did you resolve this error for:
Invoke-AdfsFarmBehaviorLevelRaise: An AD FS configuration database with the same name already exists; specify that
the existing database is to be overwritten.

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Criszhan-msft answered Criszhan-msft edited

Hi @MatthewRiddler-9775,

Please check the following articles if help:
Upgrade AD FS 3.0 to Windows Server 2016/2019
https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/upgrade-ad-fs-3-0-to-windows-server-20162019

Update AD FS 2012 R2 to AD FS 2016
https://xanderbikbergen.com/2019/02/19/update-ad-fs-2012-r2-to-ad-fs-2016/

Or waiting for ADFS experts give some useful suggestion.

Best regards,
Cris


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Hi @MatthewRiddler-9775,

Is there any update on this case?

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Hello Criszhan,

I have had no luck yet with a rsponse on this. I have an MS call logged with relation to another request about the ADFS database, so will ask them when I finally get a response (been told they are very busy).

Will update this when I have a response.

Thanks
Matt

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Hello Matt,

Thank you for your reply. Hope your problem will be solved.

Best Regards,
Cris

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