Stop 0x50 on Windows 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin back for another go at it.  I wanted to write something about what we have been seeing involving the use of Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and File Server resources on the same Cluster. There have been multiple instances we have seen regarding a Stop 0x00000050 on Cluster Servers that point…


Windows 2003 Server Cluster and Access Denied Errors

Hello Cluster fans, I am back for another go at it.  This one you will need to hark back to the days of Windows 2003 Server Clusters.  Many of you still have this running and may have seen Access Denied issues with node joins, the opening of Cluster Administrator, and Cluster Service failures.  We seem…


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

Greetings Cluster fans, John Marlin here again.  In my previous blog, I explained what rights were needed for an account in Active Directory when allowing the Failover Cluster to create the Cluster Name Account (CNO).  In this blog, I will explain the minimum rights needed when objects are being pre-created. Just to set proper expectations, this…


Recovering a Deleted Cluster Name Object (CNO) in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster, Part 2

In the previous blog Chuck Timon had created, he explained how to recover your Cluster Name Object (CNO) using ADRESTORE.EXE.  I wanted to add on to his blog showing how you can do this with the new Active Directory Recycle Bin available a Windows 2008R2 Domain Controller can provide. First, you should become familiar with…