Microsoft KB Archive/248408

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Article ID: 248408

Article Last Modified on 2/28/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

This article was previously published under Q248408


When you use the CLUSTER /MOVE command to manually move a group, you may receive the following error message:

System error 997 has occurred.
Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.


This error message can occur if you do not use the /wait switch with the command. The error message is misleading and the computer cannot determine the state of the resource group.


To resolve this issue, specify the /wait switch with a value that is long enough for the group to move succesfully.

For example, the following command allows 10 seconds for the move:

CLUSTER cluster_name GROUP "group name" /MOVE:node2 /WAIT:10

NOTE: Windows .NET will automatically wait 10 seconds for MOVETO, ONLINE, and OFFLINE CLUSTER.EXE commands.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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