Final result: The patch installer has failed to update the shared features. To determine the reason for failure, review the log files.
Exit code (Decimal): -2068578304
Exit facility code: 1204
Exit error code: 0
Exit message: The SQL Server failover cluster instance <name> was not correctly detected. The instance was discovered on the local node but it was not found to be active. To continue, confirm the state of the instance installed on all applicable nodes of the cluster and the state of the failover cluster resources.
Option 1: Use Configuration Manager to install the patch on the ACTIVE cluster node first.
Option 2: Use Configuration Manager and choose the Software Distribution method rather than the Software Update method. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb680550.aspx for more information.
NOTE: Please make sure that the “Program can run:” setting is configured for “Only when a user is logged on” and the “Run mode” setting is configured as “Run with user’s rights”.
Option 3: Grant the appropriate computer account (e.g. NTADMINcomputername$) read permissions to the following registry key on every node of the cluster:
Article ID: 2855474 - Last Review: Jun 10, 2013 - Revision: 1