Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SQL Server 2008 Add Cluster Node workarounds

I haven't installed/added SQL 2008 cluster node for so long, but just today I had to use 2 workarounds just to get it working. Whew

First workaround, Cluster Validation was good but SQL installer still complained
https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/953748/error-message-when-you-install-sql-server-2008-on-a-windows-server-200

Setup /SkipRules=Cluster_VerifyForErrors /Action=AddNode


Second Workaround is actuall a MS Bug, where I had to comment out the pre-saved license key in the installer folder and entered it manually instead
https://digitaljive.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/%E2%80%9Cthe-current-sku-is-invalid%E2%80%9D-when-adding-second-node-to-sql-2008-cluster/