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Installing SQL Server 2008 + Windows Server 2012 = Cluster Service Verification FAILED

Last week I was working with Marcelo Fernandes (SQL Server MVP) and he asked for help to try to find a solution for the issue below.

You can get more details and screen shoots visiting Marcelo’s blog post.



During SQL Server 2008 or 2008 R2 over a Windows Server 2012 the Cluster Service Verification Failed.


The MsClus.dll library is disabled by default in Windows Server 2012, and installing “Failover Cluster Automation Server” re-enable it.


Install Cluster Automation Server (add-windowsfeature RSAT-Clustering-Automation Server)

Reference:  (Known SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 setup issues)


After this installation in all Cluster Nodes you can re-start SQL Server 2008 installation and the Cluster Service Verification will pass.