I’ve been working on getting a testable ADFS environment setup for evaluation and
development.  Basically, because of laziness (and timeliness), I’m using Windows
Virtual PC to host Server 2008 guests for testing.  I didn’t have the time to
setup a fully working x64 environment, so I couldn’t go to R2.

One of the issues I’ve been running into is that the Windows Service won’t start properly. 
Or rather, at all.  It’s running into a timing issue when running as Network
Service, as its timing out while waiting for a network connection.  More Googling
with Bing returned the fix for me from here.

In the file [C:\Program Files\Active Directory Federation Services 2.0\Microsoft.IdentityServer.Servicehost.exe.config]
add this entry to it:

<runtime>

    <generatePublisherEvidence enabled="false"/> 

</runtime>

Other places have noted that this isn’t a problem on R2.  I haven’t tested this
yet, so I don’t know if it’s true.

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