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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.
The error may occur when the Microsoft Search Service resource DLL file (Gathercl.dll) is corrupted or not correctly installed.
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
At a command prompt, unregister Gathercl.dll by typing the following command:
Regsvr32 /u gathercl.dll
At the command prompt, register Gathercl.dll by typing the following command:
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.
For more information about SQL Server 2000 Failover Clustering, visit the following Microsoft Web site: