FIM 2010 R2 SSPR Portals – 503: Service Unavailable / App Pool Services Stopping

This is a quick one and one I am going to jot down because sometimes the resolution to issues is really quite simple. Last night, I deployed SSPR onto its own server, and in my validation of the implementation, each time I accessed one of the SSPR portals I would get a 503 error (i.e….

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Installing FIM SSPR Portals & Error: "Unable to connect to the Internet Information Server (Error: -2147221164)"

This evening, I was installing the FIM 2010 R2 Self-Server Password Register and Reset portals on a server when I received the following error (sorry I didn’t take a screen-shot): “Unable to connect to the Internet Information Server (Error: -2147221164)” A quick Bing search of the error code resulted in nothing — I didn’t bother…

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Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service is having trouble contacting SQL server — Bah!

When installing FIM, do you ever get one of these: “Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service is having trouble contacting SQL server using the provided information. Please note that Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 or better. Verify the version, server and instance names as well as firewall settings and try…

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