Error message when you install a SQL Server 2005 failover cluster on a node: "The drive specified cannot be used for program location"

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Article ID: 913815 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 405353 (SQLBUDT)
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SYMPTOMS

When you install a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 failover cluster on a node, you may receive the following error message:
The drive specified cannot be used for program location. Program files must be installed on a valid local disk available on all cluster nodes. The valid values are Drive1:, Drive2:

CAUSE

This problem occurs because you installed the SQL Server 2005 failover cluster by using an account that is not a member of the Administrators group on one or more of the other cluster nodes.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, you must make sure that the domain account that you use to run the SQL Server Setup program is a member of the Administrators group on all cluster nodes.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 913815 - Last Review: March 1, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
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