An update rollup package for the Validate a Configuration Wizard of the Failover Clustering feature is available for Windows Server 2008 R2

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INTRODUCTION

An update rollup package for the Validate a Configuration Wizard of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available.

This rollup package resolves the following issues.

Issue 1

Consider the following scenario:
  • You log on to a cluster node that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 by using a user account from a trusted domain.
  • You open the Validate a Configuration Wizard that includes the Validate Service Principal Name test.
In this scenario, the Validate Service Principal Name test fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

Validating the service principal names for Name: name. An error occurred while executing the test. There is no such object on the server.

Resolution

After you install this hotfix package, the Validate Service Principal Name test does not indicate a failure of the test because the current user on to the cluster node is from the trusted domain.

Issue 2

When you run the Validate a Configuration Wizard on a Windows Server 2008 R2-based cluster after you configure multiple virtual network adapters to share one media access control (MAC) address, the validation fails. Additionally, you may receive an error that resembles the following error message:

Verifying that there are no node adapters with the same EUI-48 physical address. Found duplicate physical address address on node servername.domainname.com adapter Local Area Connection <number> and node servername.domainname.com adapter Local Area Connection number.

Resolution

After you install this hotfix package, the validation indicates a failure of the test only when duplicated MAC addresses are found in the same subnet.

Issue 3


The Validate a Configuration Wizard reports an error in the Windows Firewall validation test when some network adapters have duplicated GUIDs in the cluster.


Note If the cluster node uses a prepared image that is unsupported, this issue may frequently occur.

Additionally, you receive the following error message: 
Validate Windows Firewall Configuration Validate that the Windows Firewall is properly configured to allow failover cluster network communicaiton. Validating that Windows Fireall is properly configured to allow failover cluster network communication. An error occured while executing the test. There was an error verifying the firewall configuration. An item with the same key has already been added

Resolution

After you install this hotfix package, the Windows Firewall validation test does not return an error in the scenario that is mentioned in the Issue 3.

Issue 4

The Validate a Configuration Wizard reports a warning in the List Cluster Volumes test when you configure a pass through disk in a virtual machine (VM), and when you add the VM into a Cluster resource group. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Physical Disk resource <name> has a value for the property named DiskrunChkDsk that is not the default value. This property determines whether the operating system runs chkdsk on one or more volumes of a physical disk before attempting to mount the volumes and bring the disk online. It also determines how the disk and volumes are mounted and brought online. It may be desirable to use a value other than the default in some situations, this warning is only an indication that the value is something other than the default so that it can be determined by the administrators of the failover cluster that the setting is appropriate. The default value is 0, which indicates that the failover cluster will do a quick check of each volume of the resource during online process. It will run chkdsk if it is detected that the volumes need it. If chkdsk is unable to repair the problem, the resource will have its state changed to failed. The current value is 6, which indicates that the volumes on the physical disk resource will not be mounted and the disk will be in an offline read/write state. Some programs or storage utilities may be able to do I/O with the disk using raw block level I/O.

Resolution

After you install this hotfix package, the List Cluster Volumes test does not show this warning message if a disk is configured as a Hyper-V pass-through disk.

RESOLUTION

To resolve all these issues, apply this hotfix.

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 the problem described in this article. 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.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2008 R2. Additionally, you must have the Failover Clustering feature installed.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English (United States) version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7600.1638511,77614-Jul-200901:49x64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7600.20714131,07218-May-201004:14x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7600.2071415,87218-May-201004:14x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7600.20714278,52818-May-201004:14x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7600.20714162,81618-May-201004:14x64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7600.20714163,84018-May-201004:14x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Failoverclusters.agent.interop.dll6.1.7600.1638511,77614-Jul-200901:55IA-64
Failoverclusters.validation.bestpracticetests.dll6.1.7600.20714131,07218-May-201002:06x86
Failoverclusters.validation.common.dll6.1.7600.2071415,87218-May-201002:06x86
Failoverclusters.validation.generaltests.dll6.1.7600.20714278,52818-May-201002:06x86
Failoverclusters.validation.storagetests.dll6.1.7600.20714175,61618-May-201002:06IA-64
Failoverclusters.validation.wizard.dll6.1.7600.20714163,84018-May-201002:06x86

STATUS

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

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameAmd64_44053e5a40035de32c3fb8d058ba9aff_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20714_none_38e6f5b22bce6d66.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size718
Date (UTC)18-May-2010
Time (UTC)17:20
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20714_none_81af1285ee38e6aa.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,157
Date (UTC)18-May-2010
Time (UTC)20:06
PlatformNot Applicable
Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
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File nameIa64_0130921f98ae9228634a758a4a947ca2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20714_none_b41f0ebfc98598d7.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size716
Date (UTC)18-May-2010
Time (UTC)17:20
PlatformNot Applicable
File nameIa64_microsoft-windows-f..rcluster-validation_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20714_none_25921af835d97e70.manifest
File versionNot Applicable
File size6,155
Date (UTC)18-May-2010
Time (UTC)17:20
PlatformNot Applicable

Properties

Article ID: 979782 - Last Review: September 11, 2010 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise without Hyper-V
Keywords: 
kbclustering kbfix kbautohotfix kbHotfixServer kbsurveynew kbqfe kbexpertiseadvanced KB979782

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