Event ID 658 — Trust Policy and Configuration

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) trust policy file defines the set of parameters that a Federation Service requires to identify partners, certificates, account stores, claims, and the various properties of these entities that are associated with the Federation Service.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 658
Source: Microsoft-Windows-ADFS
Version: 6.1
Symbolic Name: TrustPolicyUpdatePeriodTooLow
Message: The Federation Service encountered an error while loading the trust policy. The trust policy specifies a trust policy update period that is less than its allowed minimum.
Configured value: %1
Minimum value: %2

If this error occurs during startup of the Federation Service, the Federation Service will not be able to start and all requests to the Federation Service will fail until the configuration is corrected. If this error occurs while the Federation Service is running, the Federation Service will continue to use the last policy that was loaded successfully.

User Action
This error should occur only if the trust policy file has been modified without use of the AD FS administrative tools. Increase the trust policy update period above the minimum.


Increase the update period for the trust policy

This error occurs only if the trust policy file has been modified without the use of the Active Directory Federation Services snap-in.

Open the trust policy file, and increase the update period for the trust policy to more than the minimum (five minutes).

For more information about increasing the update period, see Troubleshooting Active Directory Federation Services (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=80353).


Verify that you can access the Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)-enabled application from a client browser and that the resource can be accessed.

Trust Policy and Configuration

Active Directory Federation Services