Underscore in a Network Resource Name for Windows 2000 Cluster Could Not Be Created

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SYMPTOMS

When you are using the Cluster Administration tool or Cluster.exe tool to try to add a network resource name that contains an underscore (_) character, you may receive an error message that indicates the resource name contains invalid characters.

CAUSE

The clustering code treats the underscore (_) character as an error, and does not permit their use. This is a regression from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, when the clustering code interpreted that underscore characters were allowed.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version        Size     File name
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   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.4003  355,088  Advapi32.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3649  319,248  Cladmwiz.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3649  152,848  Cluadmex.dll
   29-May-2001  13:18  5.0.2195.3649  404,752  Cluadmin.exe
   29-May-2001  13:18  5.0.2195.3649  237,328  Cluscfg.exe
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.4030  210,704  Clusres.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3936  135,440  Dnsapi.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3649   94,992  Dnsrslvr.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3951  143,120  Kdcsvc.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:09  5.0.2195.4041  197,392  Kerberos.dll
   26-Jun-2001  20:16  5.0.2195.3781   69,456  Ksecdd.sys
   02-Aug-2001  18:10  5.0.2195.4041  501,520  Lsasrv.dll (128-bit)
   02-Aug-2001  18:10  5.0.2195.4041  502,032  Lsasrv.dll (56-bit)
   02-Aug-2001  18:10  5.0.2195.4041   33,552  Lsass.exe
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3776  306,448  Netapi32.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3997  358,160  Netlogon.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3868  909,072  Ntdsa.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.4005  382,224  Samsrv.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3781  128,784  Scecli.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.3649  299,792  Scesrv.dll
   02-Aug-2001  18:43  5.0.2195.4025   48,400  W32time.dll
   01-Aug-2001  00:44  5.0.2195.4025   56,592  W32tm.exe
				

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, note that you can create it manually in the cluster hive.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

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Article ID: 290816 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Keywords: 
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