I’m trying to build a W2k8 R2 cluster using HP BL465 G6. Both server builds are identical and both are on identical hardware. When I run the Validate a Configuration Wizard and enter the name of the first server it validates it but when I enter the second server I get the error "OpenService 'RemoteRegistry' failed".
I get this error even if I run the validation wizard locally on the second server.
I have checked the Remote Registry service and it is started and using the Local Service logon.
Has anyone come across this before? I could understand if the validation failed on both servers but the fact that it works on node A but not B is a bit strange.
I’d appreciate any help on this one. I’ve gone through a lot of the MS documentation on 2008 clustering and there is nothing mention regarding this error – bar making sure the service is started which it is.