FIX: When Microsoft Message Queuing Is Configured for Workgroup on a Windows 2000 Cluster, the Resource Fails to Come Online

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After you configure a Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) resource in a Windows 2000 Server Cluster environment, the resource may fail to start. The MSMQ service fails to come online as a cluster resource in a Windows 2000 cluster environment if MSMQ was installed in workgroup mode on the nodes of the cluster.


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
To work around this problem, uninstall MSMQ on all nodes and install MSMQ in nonworkgroup mode.


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 1.


Windows 2000 Help
Installation Notes for MSMQ


Article ID: 254287 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
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