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Windows 2003 R2 Exchange Single Copy Cluster Startup Problems

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Dear all,

I hope someone can help me with this.

I am having problems with my Windows 2003 R2 SCC.
I have a 2 Node Active/Passive Setup which has been working fine for years.
This runs Exchange 2007 sp3.
Over the last few months we have been having problems with starting up the passive node (it doesn't matter which one is the Passive node)
When it starts up it takes about 2 hours sitting on the Applying Computer Settings part.
When it finally gets to the login screen, we login which then takes another hour and but then leaves this node unusable. When it is at the desktop you cannot install anything or shut it down or run any programs or even failover.

If you boot up the passive node without the heartbeat network cable unplugged then the cluser fails however, the server boots up and is fine to use.

Has anyone experienced this problem before or has any advice on this.

I have tried stopping services from running on startup, changing NIC's, Cables but none have worked.

Thanks for your help
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