Article ID: 319349 - View products that this article applies to.
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BUG #: 356504 (SHILOH_BUGS)
You cannot bring a SQL Server 2000 cluster online if all of the following conditions apply:
Server Network Utility needs a connection to the virtual server to remove the Force Protocol Encryption option. Because the virtual server that is running SQL Server cannot come online, you cannot use Server Network Utility to remove the Force Protocol Encryption option. Although the encryption option is stored in the registry, you cannot clear it manually because the cluster's checkpoint file automatically restores the setting.
To work around this problem, install a Certificate Server in the same domain as the SQL Server cluster, and request and install a valid certificate on each node of the SQL Server cluster.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
REFERENCESFor additional information about how to install certificates on a computer that is running SQL Server in a cluster, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/276553/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Enable SSL Encryption for SQL Server 2000 with Certificate Server