"forefront identity manager synchronization service is having trouble contacting SQL Server using the provided information. Please not that the Forefront Identity Manager Synchronization Service requires Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 or better."
I get this error when installing FIM 2010 after installing SQL Server 2008, the only error i got on install was a Firewall error which i have since given exception to SQL 2008. I only installed the Database Engine Service in SQL server as required for Galsync & Live@edu.
I haven't yet entered the SQL key & have run a 180 evaluation but can't see that being the cause.