Ran into something unusual just now with the FIM R2 Sync install – at the end of the install after having selected a folder to save the *.bin file to, there was a delay of about 30 seconds before I got the following error dialog:
“The Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service setup wizard was unable to back up the key set. <hr=0x80131904> … try again?”
I figured there was a permissions problem with the target folder location, so I tried several times, including creating c:\temp, giving full access permissions to everyone, and saving it there – but it didn’t matter how many times I tried I got the same error. Eventually I selected “no” and the installer completed with a success status (nothing in the error log or any warning that the key was yet to be saved).
At this point I simply ran the Synchronization Service Key Management program and successfully saved my miiskeys-1.bin file without a problem.
So I still have no idea what the error actually was, but if anyone does have the same experience, rest assured that you can still happily skip this bit so long as you remember to do it straight afterwards using the utility.