Cluster Validation fails “Validate Cluster Network Configuration” Test with Error 80070005


Summary


On a Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster, Validate may fail with either of the following errors:

Validate Cluster Network Configuration

Validate the cluster networks that would be created for these servers.
An error occurred while executing the test.
There was an error initializing the network tests.
There was an error creating the server side agent (CPrepSrv).
Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {E1568352-586D-43E4-933F-8E6DC4DE317A} from the IClassFactory failed due to the following error: 80070005.

OR

Validate IP Configuration

Validate that IP addresses are unique and subnets configured correctly.
An error occurred while executing the test.
There was an error initializing the network tests.
There was an error creating the server side agent (CPrepSrv).
Creating an instance of the COM component with CLSID {E1568352-586D-43E4-933F-8E6DC4DE317A} from the IClassFactory failed due to the following error: 80070005.

Cause:

This can be caused by deploying a cloned image of the operating system which was not properly prepared using the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep).

Resolution:

If the base image was not generated by using Sysprep with the /Generalize option, you must rebuild the base image, and then reinstall Windows Server.

More Information


It is not supported to SysPrep servers which have the Failover Clustering feature installed.  The Failover Cluster feature must be installed after the system has been SysPrep'd and cloned.