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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
You disable NetBIOS and still use Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) on a Windows Server 2003-based cluster. You find that the configuration allows for the IP addresses and network name resources to access each node. However, the configuration does not allow for connections to fully qualified domain names (FQDNs). Additionally, you may experience one or both of the following symptoms:
This problem occurs because the Service Location (SRV) service on the server maintains a ServerEndPoint list. However, the NetBIOS name is not in the list. Therefore, the SRV service cannot find the NetBIOS name and sends an error message to the client computer.
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To resolve this problem, you must modify the registry, make sure that settings for the public network adapter are correct, and make sure that connections use IP addresses or FQDNs.
Modify the registryAdd the DisableStrictNameChecking registry entry to each node of the cluster if it does not already exist. To do this, follow these steps:
Examine the settings for the public network adapter
Examine the connections for IP addresses or FQDNsMake sure that the public network adapter connections use IP addresses or FQDNs.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 914056 - Last Review: November 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.4