[Troubleshooting]: FIM Service Management Agent: Failed to retreive schema or Cannot connect to database when creating the FIM Service Management Agent


A common scenario that we see in support for the FIM Service Management Agent is one of two error messages:

  • Failed to connect to the specified database
  • Failed to retrieve schema

We have been collecting this information, and documenting our findings.  Please find below a series of different Microsoft TechNet Wiki articles that we have written.