Situation:

When running the Operations Manager Installation for Reporting, an error is seen below at the Specify a Management Server page.

Operating System = Server 2012

Operations Manager = OpsMgr 2012 SP1

Error:

Specify a Management server

Enter the name, of a Management server to be used by the Web console and reporting features only. The Management server that you specify will handle data associated with specific Management servers or management groups.

"Unable to connect to the Data Access Service for this Management Server"

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Workaround:

1. Register DNS on the Management Server

  • IPCONFIG /REGISTERDNS

2. Try to re-enter the name of the Management Server in the Reporting Installation screen

Hopefully it succeeds now! The moral of the story here is, check DNS….