"The cluster node already exists" error may appear during cluster setup

Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
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SYMPTOMS

During create new cluster via Cluster Administrator or cluster.exe command line, a error "The cluster node already exists" may appear.

CAUSE

If the current server are member of exiting cluster or/and the current resource (most often quorum disk) are available.

RESOLUTION

The resolution process depend on the current status of the cluster member:
  1. If the current server should belong to exiting cluster, verity that quorum disk in online and all cluster resource available for regular use. The server shouldn’t be use a new cluster member.
  2. If the current shouldn't belong to exiting cluster or/and the cluster configuration cant be restore or be fix, follow the following instructions:

    Note: The following process is irreversible, and may require reinstall the cluster.
    1. Go to Start-> Run.
    2. Write Cmd and press on Enter button.
    3. Write cluster node nodename /forcecleanup  and press on Enter button.
    4. The message Clean up successfully completed. should be appear after a few seconds.

MORE INFORMATION

Clustering Services
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/clustering/default.mspx

Managing Disk Ownership in a Windows Server 2003 Cluster
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818878

How to configure Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator on a Windows Server 2003 cluster
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301600
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आलेख ID: 555216 - पिछली समीक्षा: 13/10/2011 - संशोधन: 1

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