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Running a 2-node Exchange cluster on Server 2003.  The passive node Cluster Administrator will not start.  Fails with the Error ID: 1130 (0000046a)  "An error occurred attempting to open cluster node "servername."  Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Other errors occurring:
Event ID: 1009  Cluster service could not join an existing server cluster and could not form a new server cluster.  Cluster services has terminated.
Event ID: 118  The driver for device  \Device\RaidPort 1 performed a bus reset upon request.
Event ID: 1209  Cluster service is requesting a bus reset for device \Device|ClusDisk 0
Thanks in advance for assistance.

Additional information:  The Heartbeat and Public Network Interfaces (on the bad node) are showing unavailable in Cluster Administrator ( on the good node).  Can ping the addresses showing unavailable from the good node.
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Is this a new cluster or the issue happened of the blue?
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No, the issue happened when another tech. was in the midst of patching/rebooting the cluster nodes.  I don't know exactly what might have been done, just stuck with trying to troubleshoot and recover.
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So the primary node is operational?

If so evict the standby node complete patching etc, then run the following command "CLUSTER /CLUSTER:cluster-name NODE / Force
then join the evicted node back to the cluster.
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Resolved the issue.  It appears that someone had applied a security policy to one of the nodes and increased the security of that node making it incompatible with the other node/Cluster Administrator.
The following settings had security increased within secpol.msc Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options:

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) clients
Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers

Settings were corrected by comparing bad node to known functional Exchange server cluster node and changing settings to match.
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Problem was solved by further troubleshooting the issue, not from comments.
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