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A Windows Server 2003 based-computer that is running the Cluster service may be unable to join a server cluster after the computer is first restarted. However, the computer can successfully join the cluster after the Cluster service restarts. When this problem occurs, entries that resemble the following are logged in the System log:
Event ID: 1209
This problem may occur if any of the following items are true:
To resolve these problems, you can use either of the following methods.
Method 1: Disable the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing serviceIf the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing service is not required, disable the service. To determine whether the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing service is running and set to start automatically, follow these steps:
Method 2: Make sure that the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing service is configured so that the cluster nodes can communicate as requiredInstall the hotfix that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
897651After you install this hotfix, you must follow the steps in the article to create the required registry key. These steps disable the boot time policy of Windows Firewall.
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Note The version of the Ipnat.sys file that is included in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) also contains this fix. If Windows Server 2003 SP2 is installed on the computer, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
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http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/761fc822-ee4f-485b-a609-52f9e8e7af761033.mspx?mfr=trueFor more information about Cluster service errors on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1-based clusters that have Internet Connection Firewall enabled, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 938615 - Last Review: January 9, 2008 - Revision: 1.1