Subsequent nodes cannot join a cluster, and events 1070 and 1009 are logged with Windows Server 2003

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SYMPTOMS

The first node can successfully join a cluster. However, subsequent nodes cannot join the cluster, and the following events are recorded in the System log:

Event ID: 1070
Event Source: ClusSvc
Description:
The node failed to begin the process of joining the server cluster. The error code was 1726.

Event ID: 1009
Event Source: ClusSvc
Description:
Cluster service could not join an existing server cluster and could not form a new server cluster. Cluster service has terminated.

CAUSE

This problem occurs when there are many resources on a cluster. Cluster resources are maintained in the cluster hive. When a node joins a cluster, the complete cluster hive is saved to the hard disk. If the cluster hive is large, this process may take longer than the node join time-out period.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

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Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   13-Oct-2004  19:27  5.2.3790.222      804,864  Clussvc.exe      

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Editions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   13-Oct-2004  20:35  5.2.3790.222    1,938,944  Clussvc.exe   

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, remove some of the resources to reduce the size of the cluster hive so that it is under 10 megabytes. To determine the size of the cluster hive, follow these steps on the cluster node:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type Explorer, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the Clusdb file in the %systemroot%\Cluster folder, and then examine the Size column.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 886717 - Last Review: July 24, 2007 - Revision: 2.11
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbwinservnetwork kbnetwork kbbug kbfix kbwinserv2003presp1fix kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB886717

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