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Getting "A domain group is missing for one or more services" error when adding new node to existing

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hey all,

Current configuration:

2-node sql 2005 cluster

windows 2003 enterprise R2 w/ sp2 x64

sql 2005 enterprise x64 SP3


In the process of adding a third node into the existing 2-node cluster, we received the

"A domain group is missing for one or more services.  To install SQL 2005 as a failover cluster, domain groups must be specified for all the clustered services bing installed. To proceed, enter the missiong domain group information." 

The existing cluster functions properly and has been running w/o problems for a long while now.  An AD Global Group was created to support the cluster back when the cluster was initially created.


I found different suggestions from people online about this issue, any where from adding registry keys to take trailing blank space from sql resource group name, but none works. 


Any ideas?


Thank you in advance for any assistance.



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