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Issues when you use HPC Job Scheduler to submit or cancel a job in HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP1

SYMPTOMS
This update resolves the following issues that may occur when you use the HPC Job Scheduler service to submit or cancel a job in Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1):
  • In a cluster, you cannot submit a job by using a user account in a domain that does not have a trust relationship with the domain of the cluster.

    Note After you apply this update, you can use head node credentials of the domain from the Job Console. Or, you can use runas credentials in a job submission at a command prompt or at a Windows PowerShell prompt.
  • Under certain heavy workload conditions, the HPC Job Scheduler service receives a request from a user to cancel a job when the HPC Job Scheduler service is trying to preempt the job automatically. At the same time, the Job Scheduler service incorrectly reports to the user or to the client application that the job is canceled. However, the Job Scheduler is requeued and runs again automatically.

    Note After you apply this update, the HPC Job Scheduler service processes the events correctly and reports the correct job status to the user or to the client application.
  • You cannot submit a job if certain nonstandard characters appear in a user name. For example, you cannot submit a job when quotations appear in a user name.

    Note After you apply this update, the HPC Job Scheduler service can handle a user name that has nonstandard characters.
RESOLUTION

Update information

How to obtain this update

The update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:
DownloadDownload the update package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows HPC Server 2008. Additionally, HPC Pack 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) must be installed.

Installation instructions

To install this update, run this update on the head node.

Note If you have a pair of high-availability head nodes, run this update on the active node, and then run the update on the passive node.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you install this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces update 2494559. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2494559  Issues when you use HPC Job Scheduler to submit or cancel a job in HPC Pack 2008 R2 SP1   
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 2523633 - Last Review: 05/18/2011 05:57:00 - Revision: 2.0

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