Hybrid Configuration Wizard Error & Potential Fix

So today I had a depressing issue trying to get the Hybrid Configuration wizard (HCW) complete successfully. In the verbose log, I saw the following error:

Updating hybrid configuration failed with error ‘Subtask Configure execution failed: Creating Organization Relationships.

Execution of the Get-FederationInformation cmdlet had thrown an exception. This may indicate invalid parameters in your Hybrid Configuration settings.

Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object.

Initially, I thought the issue was related to the TMG array that published autodiscover and EWS. But I had created a dedicated publishing rule for these two services configured to allow all users and clients to authenticate directly. In addition, I saw no denied connections in the TMG log nor an 405’s in the IIS logs.

After hours of troubleshooting, I thought I would try to reinstall the Windows Foundation Components by navigating to: “C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation” and from here run: “ServiceModelreg.exe –r”.

After the components had been reinstalled, I issued an “IISRESET” and ran the HCW again.

This time it completed successfully.

Yes go wonder…

After writing this post, I discussed the issue with Tim Heeney (PM from the customer experience team) and he mentioned this posts in wrote in the past:
http://community.office365.com/en-us/wikis/exchange/677.aspx. So the issue is related to a missing handler mapping in IIS.

Until later,
Henrik Walther

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