The Active Roles service stops a few minutes after attempting to start. When viewing the Active Roles Event Viewer logs, the following error is observed:
Details: Unexpected character encountered while parsing value: <. Path '', line 0, position 0.
Active Roles verbose logging shows the service stopping just after receiving an unexpected Graph Response, such as an access restricted return page from a proxy or other web monitoring service.
Option 1. Resolve web connectivity / proxy issues on the Active Roles host.
Option 2. Manually remove the Azure Configuration from the Active Roles database to allow the service to start. Please open a support request for guidance on removing the Azure Configuration before making any changes to the database.
Waiting for fix in a future release of Active Roles.