Host with Initial Cluster State Turned Off Stops If Any Host Parameter Is Changed

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If you configure a Windows Clustering host so that the Initial Cluster State parameter is turned off (that is, is not set to Active), the host stops if you use the Windows interface to change any of the host's parameters (for example, you change the host port rules or reset the priority).
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date      Time    Version        Size     File name   -----------------------------------------------------   09/14/00  2:00am  5.0.2195.2228  547,600  Netcfgx.dll				

To work around this issue, restart the host by using the wlbs start command. To restart the host, type the following line at a command prompt
wlbs start clustername:hostl
where clustername is the cluster name and hostl is the host ID.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes

Article ID: 268258 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 23:22:01 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

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