MIM 2016 SP1 install missing UTF-8 (65001) RRS feed

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  • Hi All!

    I am running MIM 2016 SP1 on a 2016 Server VM. MSSQL 2014 (Collation: SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS) SSDT 2015. All SQL fields are NVARCHAR.
    When I run a refresh schema, UTF-8 (65001) doesn't appear in the code page list. All of my data in from SSDT is using Unicode string [DT_WSTR] Notepad shows the CSV file is UTF-8. 
    UTF-8 is available on other client setups but missing on this one.
    Anyone have any ideas why MIM would be missing UTF-8 while other applications on this box can use UTF-8?
    I have fully uninstalled all related applications and reinstalled.

    Thanks and let me know if you need anymore information to help figure this out.

    • Edited by Fred Wilhelm Monday, July 24, 2017 2:44 PM calirifcation
    Monday, July 24, 2017 2:40 PM


  • This was an incompatibility issue with SQL Server 2014-SP1 and MIM 2016 - UTF-8 is only supported on SQL Server 2014-SP2 and above.
    As this clients SQL was SP1, I had to down-grade to FIM 2010.
    To add insult to injury, the server they provided was a 2016 box and FIM 2010 is not supported. So, I needed to start from ground 0 and rebuild everything on a 2012 box.
    Lesson learned...
    • Marked as answer by Fred Wilhelm Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:59 PM
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:59 PM