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Cluster Node May Fail to Join Cluster

Article ID: 171451

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Cluster Server 1.1



This article was previously published under Q171451

SYMPTOMS

If you evict a node from a cluster and then start the computer, the following message may appear in the system event log:

EVENT: 1009
SOURCE: ClusSvc
DESCRIPTION: Microsoft Cluster Server could not join an existing cluster and could not form a new cluster. Microsoft Cluster Server has terminated.

CAUSE

The cluster service terminated because it could not join or form a cluster. The failure may occur if you evict a node from a cluster and attempt to start it without removing Microsoft Cluster Server.

The evict function should be used to completely remove a system from the cluster. After using this feature, the system cannot rejoin the cluster without reinstalling Microsoft Cluster Server.

This problem may also be caused by a corrupt configuration on the node that has the error. In either case, it may be possible to resolve this situation if you remove and reinstall Microsoft Cluster Server on that computer. If you do not want it to be a member of the cluster, only remove Microsoft Cluster Server from the affected system.

RESOLUTION

To remove Microsoft Cluster Server from a computer, use the Add/Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel.

To install Microsoft Cluster Server, use the Setup.exe program from the MSCS folder on the Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition CD-ROM.

For more information about removal or installation of Microsoft Cluster Server, please consult the product release notes or the Administrator's Guide for Microsoft Cluster Server, or see the Support/Books folder on CD-ROM 1.


Additional query words: MSCS server cluster

Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb kbsetup KB171451