Support Tip: OpsMgr 2012 SP1 upgrade fails with error "Failed to set DW upgrade scenario"

Satish Phatge | Senior Support Engineer

imageHere’s a quick tip that might help you out when upgrading to System Center 2012 Operations Manager (OpsMgr 2012) Service Pack 1 (SP1).

When performing an upgrade to OpsMgr 2012 SP1, the upgrade process fails with the following error:

Failed to set DW upgrade scenario: Threw Exception.Type: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException, Exception Error Code: 0x80131904, Exception.Message: Cannot open database "OperationsManagerDW" requested by the login. The login failed.

This can occur if there is an invalid Data Warehouse server name or SRS database instance name in the registry on the Management Server.

To resolve this, verify that the correct Data Warehouse server name and SRS database instance name exist in the registry on the Management Server:

Data Warehouse server name:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Setup\DatawarehouseDBServerName

NOTE: This is a DWORD value and is the NetBIOS name or FQDN of the server.

SRS database instance name:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations Manager\3.0\Reporting\SRSInstance

NOTE: The default SQL instance name is MSSQLSERVER but may be different in your environment if using a named instance.

Once this is done try the upgrade again. If this was our issue then the upgrade should complete as expected.

Satish Phatge | Senior Support Engineer | Microsoft GBS Management and Security Division

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