I’m currently setting up a lab with FIM 2010 R2 (BETA) and I was struggling to get my FIM MA created…
I encountered some issues with time sync before, so I started looking for issues with my connection to the SQL Server/Database. Eventually I noticed a new Event Log on the FIM Server: Forefront Identity Manager Management Agent!
It was already populated with quit some errors:
System: System.UriFormatException: Invalid URI: The format of the URI could not be determined.
at System.Uri.CreateThis(String uri, Boolean dontEscape, UriKind uriKind)
at MIIS.ManagementAgent.RavenMA.InitializeConnection(XmlNode connectionInformationNode, XmlNode encryptedAttributeNode, Boolean runInitialization)
at MIIS.ManagementAgent.RavenMA.UIInitialize(String pszInitString, Int32& pfValid, String& ppszResult)
When I saw this it immediately came clear that I didn’t used the http://***:5725 notation. Now when you install an all in one box, during the FIM Service and Portal installation wizard you are asked like 10 times for your FIM Service base address. During this wizard you just have to specify the URL. However in the FIM MA configuration you have to include the http and the port… Getting rusty ; )
Summary: FIM 2010 R2 seems to come with a new dedicated event log for FIM MA event log entries. This will be great help for troubleshooting FIM MA related issues for sure!