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FIM Reporting and SQL collation RRS feed

  • Question

  • In our existing FIM 2010 R2 implementation, we used the default collation of SQL 2008 R2, which is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS.

    However, reading some articles, I got the impression that SQL server will need to be installed with Latin1_General_100_CI_AS collation for installing System Center 2012. I also read that FIM Service database will need to be in the same collation (i.e. Latin1_General_100_CI_AS). This means we will need to rebuild the SQL server for FIM service.

    However, reading the following article, I get a different impression. As long as the collation across all the SQL servers is the same, we should be good. Also, it is actually recommended to use SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS rather than Latin1_General_100_CI_AS. In fact, The SCOM data warehouse installer will always install the data warehouse with SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS regardless of the SQL Server collation.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/archive/2012/05/24/clarification-on-sql-server-collation-requirements-for-system-center-2012.aspx

    Can anybody please confirm the requirement?

    Sunday, February 15, 2015 7:56 AM