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BUG #: 351327 (SHILOH_bugs)
When you run SQL Server 2000 on a cluster, you may see a change in behavior when SQL Server encounters a problem in the resource DLL during service startup. The startup problems may be due to the absence of resource or authentication failures. In either case, the resource fails over only after the online pending timeout is reached. Previously, the resource would fail over immediately.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
The problem has been fixed so that the fail over occurs immediately if the resource DLL encounters service startup failures.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.