Failed to connect to the SCSM console

When you restart your SCSM Management Server, or even shut downed it for a while and starting it up again, you would face the following error when you try to open the Service Manager Console.

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As shown in the screenshot “The Data Access Service is either not running or not yet initialized”.

And, actually that is the reason why the connection to the Service Manager Management Server fails. When the server starting up after a reboot or a shutdown, the service does not start. Although that service startup type is Automatic, but sometimes it doesn’t just run, so you have to manually start or restart that service by following the following steps:

  1. Press Win+R to open the Run.
  2. Write Services.msc to open the services.
  3. Hover over “System Center Data Access Service”.
  4. Right click on the service and click on “Start”, if it is grayed out click on “Restart”

Once done, open the service manager console again, and everything would go just fine.

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