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Windows 2003 standard server believes to be member of a cluster

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We have 2 Windows 2003 Standard Server, where we tested the Terminal Services. After removing Terminal Services, the Serverwizard at Startup came up with the errormessage "Because this server is a member of a server cluster you can not configure it with the "configure your server" wizard.

When I try to connect with ClusterAdmin to a cluster, I cant connect, because I dont know a clustername, because no cluster is configured. I cant configure a cluster, because 2003 Standard Server has no clustersupport.

When I try to connect to a node, the clusteradmin claims, that the node is not member of a cluster.

Does anybody have an Idea what we can do, that these 2 server dont believe, they are member of a cluster.

Regards from Austria

Reinhold Steininger
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Thanks,

I will try it out tomorrow, when I have access to the servers. But I forgot to write, that in the eventlogs are no error.

Thanks for helping

Reinhold
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The solution was the following:

 Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Cluster Server
Value Name: ClusterInstallationState
Value Type: DWORD
Value Data: 1

This registry value is installed by default in Windows Server 2003,
regardless of the edition.  If the value is corrupt/missing then Windows may
incorrectly detect the state of a machine, resulting in the error message
 with the "Manage Your Server" wizard.  Recreating the
registry value should resolve your issue.

Possible data of the "ClusterInstallationState" registry value:

0 = ClusterInstallStateUnknown      >>>MEANS>>>  Cluster Service
configuration unknown
1 = ClusterInstallStateFilesCopied  >>>MEANS>>>  Files Copied but Cluster
Service not configured
2 = ClusterInstallStateConfigured    >>>MEANS>>>  Cluster Service
configured, fresh install
3 = ClusterInstallStateUpgraded      >>>MEANS>>>  Cluster Service
configured, upgrade

Recreating this key solved the problem.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Regards

Reinhold
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Great!  Make sure you go to community and have a moderator PAQ with refund.
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My vote is PAQ / Refund,  rsteini  thank you for posting the resolution.  It helps this site provide helpful information ;-)

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