You install a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 virtual instance on a clustered server that's running Windows Server 2012. However, when you try to start SQL Server Configuration Manager, you receive the following error message:
The server threw an exception [0x80010105]
This problem occurs because SQL Server 2008 R2 internally uses a deprecated 32-bit Windows .dll file (Msclus.dll). When Configuration Manager is started after the Cluster Automation feature is added, the system discovers that the necessary .dll file is missing, and this triggers the error.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
- From a Windows Server 2008 R2 system in your environment, copy the 32-bit version of MSClus.dll to your Windows Server 2012 "%windir%\syswow64" directory on the cluster node.
Note The 32-bit version of the MSClus.dll can be found in the "%windir%\syswow64" directory.
- Register this .dll file by running the regsvr32 command from an elevated command prompt:
- Click Start, type command prompt in the Search programs and files box.
- Under Programs, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
- At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:Regsvr32 MSClus.dll
- Repeat these steps on each node of the cluster.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.