You receive an "Error occurred while creating virtual server resources" error message when you install Virtual SQL Server on a cluster computer

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SYMPTOMS
When you install Virtual SQL Server on a cluster computer, you may receive the following error message:
An error occurred while creating virtual server resources for clustering. The system cannot find the file specified.
The Virtual SQL Server setup file, Sqlclstr.log, may contain the following:

 ClusterCreateVirtualSQLSvrGroup1: vs->hresNet=0x0 [sqlclusterSetup.cpp:291] : 2 (0x2): The system cannot find the file specified. [sqlclusterSetup.cpp:352] : 2 (0x2): The system cannot find the file specified. [sqlclusterSetup.cpp:1366] : 2 (0x2): The system cannot find the file specified.
CAUSE
The error may occur when the Microsoft Search Service resource DLL file (Gathercl.dll) is corrupted or not correctly installed.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. At a command prompt, unregister Gathercl.dll by typing the following command:
    Regsvr32 /u gathercl.dll
  2. At the command prompt, register Gathercl.dll by typing the following command:
    Regsvr32 gathercl.dll
Locate the path for Gathercl.dll, and then run the Regsvr32 command on the folder where the Gathercl.dll file exists. Typically, Gathercl.dll is located in the %systemroot%\Winnt\Cluster folder. After you register Gathercl.dll, start the Setup program again.
REFERENCES
For more information about SQL Server 2000 Failover Clustering, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Virtual Server basic setup, maintenance, and service pack installation, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about troubleshooting SQL 2000 virtual server and service pack setups for failover clustering, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 811024 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 06:15:20 - Revision: 7.3

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

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