When opening the Active Roles Configuration Center and clicking on the Administration Service tab the service does not show as being started or stopped. The status is shown as getting ready.
Other symptoms include:
The Active Roles Console will only connect using localhost instead of the hostname, or Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN)
The Active Roles Configuration Center will produce an error saying the Active Roles Administration Service cannot be found when attempting to create a new site under the Web Interface tab.