Static WINS Entries Cause the Network Name to Go Offline

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SYMPTOMS
If you add static entries in the WINS database for a server cluster virtual server, the network name resource may fail to come online.
CAUSE
Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) attempts to dynamically create WINS entries for Network Name resources when they are brought online, if the entries cannot be created (in this case because static entries already exist) then the cluster service will fail the resources.

MSCS virtual servers use static IP addresses, static WINS entries are not necessary. Using static WINS entries will prevent failover from occurring.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, remove static entries for the clusters network name resources from the WINS database.
MORE INFORMATION
WINS entries from a WINS replication partner may cause the static WINS entries to be replicated back to the server from which the entries have been removed. Verify that all static mappings in WINS that reference the clusters virtual network names are removed from all WINS servers.

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257903 Cluster Network Name May Not Come Online with Event ID 1052
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Article ID: 217199 - Last Review: 02/21/2014 00:33:48 - Revision: 3.1

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