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The SQL Server 2005 Setup program generates an incorrect error message when you install a SQL Server 2005 failover cluster and the Setup program cannot access the cluster resource

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When you install a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 failover cluster, you receive the following error message:
There is not enough disk space on the destination disk.
However, you do not have a shortage of disk space. The actual problem is that the SQL Server Setup program cannot access the cluster disk resource. The SQL Server 2005 Setup program generates an incorrect error message.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The cluster disk resource becomes inaccessible for one of the following reasons:
  • The storage drive encounters a problem.
  • The network connection is broken between the computer on which you run the SQL Server Setup program and the computer that hosts the storage drive.

Article ID: 945937 - Last Review: 12/31/2007 20:42:28 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition

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