SQL Server 2008 Cluster Install Issues On Windows 2003 (SQL Network Name)
Posted on 2010-09-17
I have had several failed attempts when attempting to install SQL Server 2008 Cluster on a windows 2003 active/passive cluster. Here's my issue. When I get to the point where I have to type a name for the SQL Network Name, I improvise a type a name like SQL2K8VRTL for example and the install completes with success but when I look in the cluster administrator tool the SQL Network name fails to start. I used the cluster admin account during installation and I still get the same error. Should I just use the virtual name created for the windows cluster instead of typing a name that does not already exist? Please advise.