MIM 2016, SQL Server 2016 and "Server and Portal Setup Wizard ended prematurely" RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am testing migrating FIM 2010 R2 / SQL 2012 to MIM 2016 SP1 / SQL 2016.  We set up virtual environment to facilitate this test.  The in-place upgrade of FIM to MIM went relatively smoothly as did porting the FIMSynchronizationService DB from SQL 2012 to SQL 2016 environment.  However, i've gotten suck on updating the the portal to use the DB in SQL 2016.  A 'Change' install of the Service and Portal is failing with the message "Server and Portal Setup Wizard ended prematurely".  The install log indicates that

    System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x800706BA): The RPC server is unavailable.

    The  error is basically the same as the one in this article

    Unfortunately, the solutions presented there do not resolve my issue. I've also tried uninstalling / re-installing the FIM portal with the same results.  

    What's weird is that I can no longer get the FIM portal to install using the DB that was set up on SQL 2012 either.  My FIM virtual environment is set up in a HyperV cluster and is on it's own virtual network.  I wouldn't think any of this would cause problems with the FIM set up but 'RPC server unavailable' error does seem like it's network related. 

    Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue or how to further investigate the root cause of 'RPC server is unavailable' would be greatly appreciated.


    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:00 PM


  • Problem solved.  The issue was on account of firewalls set up on the two DCs in the virtual environment.  Doh!
    • Marked as answer by Woggi Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:12 PM
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:12 PM