Enable Debug Tracing

Applies To: Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0

You can use this procedure in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 to enable debug tracing and logging on a federation server or federation server proxy in your organization.

To enable debug tracing

  1. Open Event Viewer.

    To open Event Viewer, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Event Viewer.

  2. On the View menu, click Show Analytic and Debug Logs.

  3. In the console tree, expand Applications and Services Logs, expand AD FS 2.0 Tracing, and then click Debug.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Enable Log.

    Tracing for AD FS 2.0 is now enabled.

  5. Restart the AD FS 2.0 Windows Service.

For more information on tracing with AD FS 2.0, see Configure debug tracing for AD FS 2.0 and Best Practices for Secure Planning and Deployment of AD FS 2.0.