Cluster Validation Error with Fiber Adapter

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has a validation test that needs to be run against all nodes confirm that your hardware and settings are compatible with Failover Clustering. For the purpose of this blog, I am not going to go into all the tests and what they do. For more information on Cluster Validation…


Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 Failover Cluster Startup Switches

I am here today to discuss the troubleshooting switches used to start a Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Failover Cluster. From time to time, the Failover Cluster Service will not start on its own. You need to start it with a diagnostic switch for troubleshooting purposes and/or to get it back to production. In Windows…


Rights needed for user account to create a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

As discussed in previous blogs and articles, there is no longer a Cluster Service account in Failover Clustering. However, there are still some rights needed in Active Directory. The rights of the logged-on user and the Cluster Name Object are part of these rights. This blog is only going to cover the rights of the…


Deleting a Cluster resource? Do it the supported way

The purpose of this posting is to explain the supportability of removing resources on a Cluster Server.  We have seen an increase lately with users manually deleting resources from the Cluster registry and I wanted to say that this is unsupported by Microsoft.  Doing this can cause issues with your Clusters and I wanted to…