Event ID: 5936 is recorded when you try to create a new cluster in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to create a new cluster in Windows Server 2008 by using the same Cluster Name Object (CNO) as a previous cluster, the operation is not successful. When this issue occurs, Event ID: 5936 is recorded in the system event log.

For example, this problem may occur when you destroy an existing cluster, and then you try to re-create the cluster by using the same CNO.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if one of the following conditions is true:
  • When the cluster is destroyed, clustering tries to disable the CNO. However, the process is not completed successfully.
  • A replicated copy of the CNO is enabled on a domain controller.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, completely remove the CNO from Active Directory before you create a cluster that uses the same CNO again. To completely remove the CNO from Active Directory, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
Cluster /destroy [/Y] [/Cleanup[ActiveDirectory]]

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Article ID: 947725 - Last Review: September 11, 2010 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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