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Virtual SQL Server 2000 installation fails on a Windows Server 2003 cluster that has eight nodes

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BUG #: 358425 (SHILOH_BUGS)
The Setup screen disappears during the setup process when you are installing Virtual SQL Server 2000 on a Windows Server 2003 cluster server that has more than four nodes. All the installed SQL Server cluster resources are in offline state.

Here is a sample message that is logged in the Virtual SQL Server setup log file (Sqlclstr.log):

ClusterGroupEnum(0): enter
ClusterGroupEnum(0): [Disk O:]
ClusterGroupEnum(1): enter
ClusterGroupEnum(1): [SQL IP Address1(KBSQLCLU01)]
ClusterGroupEnum(2): enter
ClusterGroupEnum(2): [SQL Network Name(KBSQLCLU01)]
ClusterGroupEnum(3): enter
ClusterGroupEnum(3): [SQL Server]
ClusterGroupEnum(4): enter
ClusterGroupEnum(4): [SQL Server Agent]
ClusterGroupEnum(5): enter
ClusterGroupEnum(5): [SQL Server Fulltext]
ClusterGroupEnum(6): enter
[clushelp.cpp:150] : 259 (0x103): No more data is available.
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition support up to four nodes for failover clustering, including an Active/Active/Active/Active failover clustering configuration, up to 16 total instances. This means SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition are not supported on a cluster with more than four nodes even if SQL Server 2000 is not installed on more than four of the nodes.
For more information about Failover Clustering support, see the "Failover Clustering Support" topic in SQL Server Books Online.

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254593 Troubleshooting SQL Cluster Wizard failures
254321 Clustered SQL Server do's, don'ts, and basic warnings
260758 Frequently asked questions - SQL Server 2000 - failover clustering
243218 Installation order for SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition on Microsoft Cluster Server
298570 BUG: Virtual SQL Server 2000 installations may fail if installed to Windows 2000 domain controllers
302491 PRB: SQL Server 2000 Cluster Setup may fail to perform required operations on the cluster nodes when special characters are used in the resource name
321063 How to troubleshoot the "Setup failed to perform required operations on the cluster nodes" error

Article ID: 811054 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 06:16:12 - Revision: 4.4

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