Event log entries appear to be missing information after you enable or disable maintenance mode for a cluster physical disk resource in Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1), you enabled or disabled maintenance mode for a physical disk resource that has been assigned to a cluster. In this scenario, the event log entries appear to be missing information. For example, event log entries appear similar to the following:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: ClusSvc
Event Category: Resource Monitor
Event ID: 1237
Date: Date
Time: Time
User: N/A
Computer: Computer_Name
Description:

The description for Event ID ( 1237 ) in Source ( ClusSvc ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Drive Letter.
Event Type: Information
Event Source: ClusSvc
Event Category: Resource Monitor
Event ID: 1238
Date: Date
Time: Time
User: N/A
Computer: Computer_Name
Description:

The description for Event ID ( 1238 ) in Source ( ClusSvc ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Drive Letter.
When you enable or disable maintenance mode, you expect the following information to be logged:

Resource Disk Letter: has been placed in maintenance mode.

Resource Disk Letter: has been taken out of maintenance mode.

WORKAROUND

This problem can be safely ignored. In this scenario, the maintenance mode status is not correctly reflected by the logs. However, the physical disk resource is successfully enabled or disabled.

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

In Windows Server 2003 SP1, cluster physical disk resources can be put in maintenance mode. You can use the ClusterResourceControl functions to set maintenance mode. You can also use the Cluster.exe tool that is included with Windows Server 2003 SP1 to put physical disk resources into maintenance mode and then put them back online. The following example shows how to put a physical disk resource into maintenance mode.
cluster ExampleCluster res "Disk h" /maint:on
The following example shows how to put the disk back online.
cluster ExampleCluster res "Disk h" /maint:off 

Note Only physical disk resources can be put into maintenance mode. For more information about how to use maintenance mode, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/d53f9ebc-79f0-4dfc-bf5b-4ee35f21acc11033.mspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms986575.aspx

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Article ID: 901042 - Last Review: February 14, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
Keywords: 
kbclustering kbclustserv kbtshoot KB901042

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