.NET Tutorials, Forums, Interview Questions And Answers
Welcome :Guest
Sign In
Win Surprise Gifts!!!

Top 5 Contributors of the Month
Gaurav Pal
Post New Web Links

Reinstalled SQL 2005 on cluster won't start.

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
OS: Windows Server 2003 32-bit. Cluster: 2-node Active/Passive We're working on upgrading from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008, and we're using this cluster to test the cluster upgrade/install procedures. So, updated the existing SQL 2005 instance to SQL 2008. This went fine. Added an additional SQL 2008 instance. This went fine. Uninstalled SQL 2008 (both instances) from both nodes. This went fine. Installed SQL 2005 (clustered setup). At the end of the install process, received a message about unable to do (something). However, the install reported successful. In the SQL0001_<computername>_Core(local) are these messages: Running: OpenPipeAction at: 2010/7/24 10:20:31 Complete: OpenPipeAction at: 2010/7/24 10:20:31, returned false Error: Action "OpenPipeAction" failed during execution. and much later: Error: Action "UninstallForRS2000Action" failed during execution.  Error information reported during run: Action: "UninstallForRS2000Action" will be marked as failed due to the following condition: In the SQL0001_<computername>_Core.log: Running: LaunchLocalBootstrapAction at: 2010/7/24 10:11:30 Error: Action "LaunchLocalBootstrapAction" threw an exception during execution.  Error information reported during run: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\setup.exe" finished and returned: 0 Aborting que

View Complete Post

More Related Resource Links

SQL server 2005 cluster - second node - sql service will not start - node is showing down in cluster


I am tryng to get the second node in a two node cluster to start sql services and come up in the cluster.  The second node was configured and running in a cluster when at some point, the sql service and/or cluster service went down.  Now the node will not start...as in SQL service fails and the system log error is:

"The disk associated with cluster disk resource 'Disk Q:' could not be found. The expected signature of the disk was BF17D33C. If the disk was removed from the server cluster, the resource should be deleted. If the disk was replaced, the resource must be deleted and created again in order to bring the disk online. If the disk has not been removed or replaced, it may be inaccessible at this time because it is reserved by another server cluster node."

and the Application log shows:

Error 2(The system cannot find the file specified.) occurred while opening file 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DATA\master.mdf' to obtain configuration information at startup. An invalid startup option might have caused the error. Verify your startup options, and correct or remove them if necessary.

I had to edit the startup parameters on the second node because it appears it cannot "see" the original path, which was a network driv

SQL 2005 in a Windows 2008 cluster: Problem getting SQL to start


I have windows 2008 cluster that was running sql 2005. We suffered a crash, lost the cluster disks, and had to restore them. We have the cluster back up and running but the SQL application in the cluster Services and Applications list is not longer available (or even in the list). I can't uninstall SQL and reinstall it, so I am at a loss as to what to do.

Is there anyway to recreate the SQL application in the cluster? or can I configure the clustered instance to be a standalone so I can uninstall?

Thanks for any help!

Bootstrapper: Use the Visual Studio 2005 Bootstrapper to Kick-Start Your Installation


There are plenty of times when you need to get information on running processes, not the least of which is during performance tuning. Using the techniques in this article and special .NET classes you'll see how to get a process' ID, name, priority, number of threads, kernel handle, and memory consumption, as well as its user-mode, kernel-mode, and total elapsed running time and put them to use in a custom app called AssemblyBrowser.

Sean Draine

MSDN Magazine October 2004

SQLServer 2008 Tools and SQL 2005 Cluster

I recently built a SQL Server 2005 cluster on the o/s Windows Server 2008 R2.  I have been attempting to connect to the cluster from my Windows 7 dekstop with my SQL Server 2008 Tool set.  I have been unable to attach to this cluster since its creation. The firewall is temp off, remote connections in the surface area configuration is set to pipes and tcp/ip and the Browser surface is up and running. I ran Wireshark against the cluster and I could see that there was UDP conversations for ms-sql-m (SQL Port) but that was as far as it would get.  I am using a named instance so not using 1433, but I do see the cluster offering up high RPC ports but the client never responds after the initial UDP response. When I noticed that there was a two way conversation taking place, I went to a seperate machine and fired up SQL Server 2005 Tools and I was easily able to attach to the cluster.  So my question is - Are there any known incompatibilities between SQL Server 2005 cluster services and SQL Server 2008 Tool set?  I can use my 2008 tools to attach to a non-clustered SQL Server 2005 w/o issue.   Error when attempting to connect: A network-related or instance-specific error occured while establishing a connection to sql server.  The server was not found or was not accessible.  Verify that the instance name is correct and the SQL Server is con

SQL Server 2005 - Installation in Cluster Environment - "Service SQL Server Browser (SQLBrowser) fai

Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition SP2 32-bit All updates and patches installed Two-node cluster environment configured. Cluster functions perfectly. Trying to install SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition (32-bit) as a clustered application. Installation proceeds fine until it begins to install the SQL Server Database Services product. Status window says "Starting Services. Service: SQL Server Browser". Error message is presented: "Service 'SQL Server Browser' (SQLBrowser) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services". SQL Server Service Account is in the Administrators group on both local systems, and is a domain account. Account used for the installation is in the Administrators group on both local systems, and is a domain account. Have cancelled out of the install and rebooted both servers numerous times. Exact same error continues to occur. Cluster is active and all resources are owned by node #1 - the node where SQL Server Installation is being run. In the event viewer, I see: Event ID: 10 Description: The SQLBrowser service was unable to establish SQL instance and connectivity discovery". I am also seeing errors like: Source: SQLBrowser. The SQL configuration for SQL is inaccessible or invalid. Source: SQLBrowser. The Configuration of the AdminConnection\TCP protocol in the SQL instance xxxxxx i

Sql Server 2005 Cluster on EXS 4.0 VMWARE

Hi, I have this problem, i have sql server on Cluster with two nodes, the nodes are machine vmware, i was exs 3.5 and in december the esx was upgrade to version 4.  Of January the nodes present this problem:The node lost communication with cluster node 'SVRSQLN02' on network 'Servidores'.The node lost communication with cluster node 'SVRSQLN02' on network 'HeartBeat'.What can i do?

SQL Server 2008 Agent Fails to start in a Win 2008 Cluster

When I try to bring SQLAGENT Online, I get the following errors: EventID:53 [sqagtres] StartResourceService: Failed to start SQLSERVERAGENT service.  CurrentState: 1 [sqagtres] OnlineThread: ResUtilsStartResourceService failed (status 435) [sqagtres] OnlineThread: Error 435 bringing resource online.   I just did a fresh SQL Cluster install as well.  When I installed the cluster, the service account was good to go.  I cant figure out what is going on.  SQL Server Engine starts fine.  Any ideas?

"None of the selected features can be installed" error on SQL 2005 Cluster

Hey All, I installed SQL 2005 on a cluster.  Everything on the primary node works fine.  However, as the documentation suggests, the SQL Management Studio (and other tools) are not installed on the standby node by default.  However, when I go to try and install on the 2nd node I get the following error: TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Setup------------------------------ None of the selected features can be installed or upgraded. Setup cannot proceed since no effective change is being made to the machine. To continue, click Back and then select features to install. To exit SQL Server Setup, click Cancel. For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=9.00.1399.06&EvtSrc=setup.rll&EvtID=SQLSetup90&EvtType=28108 ------------------------------The link is referencing something about requiring a complex SA password.   I can verify that the directory structure on node 1 where the management studio and client tools exist does not exist on node 2.   I'm at wits end here, I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling/everything. Anyone have any ideas? thanks!

Applying windows patches to a SQL 2005 2Node Cluster

Can anyone advise the correct procedure for applying windows patches on a two node active / passive SQL 2005 cluster We have disagreements whether the node being patched is active or it should be passive, would appreciate any comments   Thanks

Cannot start SQL Server 2005

Hi;I've been using SQL Server 2005 on vista and everything was fine until today. I cannot start the SQL Server service from the services list; it gives the error "Windows could not start the SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) on Local Computer....., and refer to service-specific error code -2146885628.". I looked at the evet log; the first error message is "FallBack certificate initialization failed with error code 1." then an information message: "Unable to initialize SSL encryption because a valid certificate could not be found, and it is not possible to create a self-signed certificate.".I've created many test certificates till now (to test WCF services security features) using makecert.exe and nothing went wrong; the last certificate I made was named "localhost"; so I thought there's a problem because of that; I deleted that certificate but still cannot start SQL Server.Any help is appreciated. Thanks-AA

Unable to start SQL Express 2005 service as a network user

I am trying to start ms sql server 2005 express as a network user from originally starting as local system. I cannot start the service.I have given this network user administrator access to sql express from the sql server surface area configuration "Add New Administrator". I have went into the local users/groups and added this network user to the 3 security groups SQLServer2005MSSQLServerADHelperUser$SQL1SQLServer2005MSSQLUser$SQL1$SQLEXPRESSSQLServer2005MSSQLBrowserUser$SQL1I receive one alert int he event logs/applicationEventID: 26010The server could not load the certificate it needs to initiate an SSL connection. It returned the following error: 0x8009030d. Check certificates to make sure they are valid.I receive five errors in the event logs/applicationEventID: 26014Unable to load user specified certificate. The server will not accept a connection. You should verify that the certificate is correctly installed. See "Configuring Certificate for Use by SSL" in Books Online.EventID: 17182TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0x80092004, status code 0x80EventID: 17182TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0x80092004, status code 0x1EventID: 17826Could not start the network library because of an internal error in the network library. To determine the cause, review the errors immediately prceding this one in the error log.EventID: 17120SQL Serve

could not start the database engine service in Sql Server 2005

Dear All,   I am not able to  start the sql server 2005 database engine services... Sql server 2005 server is installed in one machine(SERVER)  and we have 10 client machine connecting to the server     When i try to start the service from the Service.msc in the SERVER i am getting the following error   =================================== Cannot connect to KEYSKILL. =================================== An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (.Net SqlClient Data Provider) ------------------------------Error Number: 2Severity: 20State: 0 ------------------------------Program Location:    at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection)   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj)   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Connect(ServerInfo serverInfo, SqlInternalConnectionTds connHandler, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, Int64 timerExpire, Boolean encrypt, Boolean trustServerCert, Boolean integratedSecurity, SqlConnection owningObject)   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.AttemptOneLogin(ServerInfo serverI

SQL 2005 Cluster SP3 installation

I have been reading up on installing sp3 on a 2005 cluster and I keep seeing • Run the SP3 Setup program on the primary node of the failover cluster instance. Does this mean log into the Virtual machine name which of course is attached to the active node and then run the setup. Or do I log directly into the primary node (NODE A) and execute Setup?Question 2.  after setup is completed and ther server is required to restart.  Do I need to run the same setup on (NODE B) which is now the primary node?

How to start SQL Server 2005 (Visual Studio 2008)

I am just starting to work with Visual Studio 2008 (VB) to creat WPF apps and am trying to work with sql server. I want to create databases on my computer to be used with single client applications. When I try to see if the server is running it doesn't appear to be. Is there some special process that I need to do to start the server so I can create some sample databases to work with in Visual Studio? Working with Windows XP, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2005.

Sql server 2005 - rename cluster to an old cluster name

We have a sql 2005 cluster on W2K8 cluster. It is a named instance say SRV1\A. Then I built a new W2K8 (with a diff cluster service name) but the same service account. Then I installed a new sql 2005 cluster say SRV2\A. Now when I bring down the sql server resources on SRV1 and try to rename SRV2\A to SRV1\A through the cluster admin, I get the error the network name already exists. I have tried bringing an old cluster and installing a new cluster with the same name and it works. Why am I not able to rename the name? Any advice would very helpful.Paul - SQL DBA

Considerations with 2005 Cluster when removing 'BUILTIN\Administrators'

I have taken the descision to remove 'BUILTIN\Administrators' group from my clustered instances. This is not done before I inherited this environment and some violation in my oppinion is happening on the SQL Servers. To do this Im asked to generate a risk assesment report. I have a couple of questions, but first my intended aproach. Today SA pwd is unknown to everyone, even me. If it's needed pwd is reset to something temporary, and a job resetting the pwd is created. To secure access I will create a AD group, add this group to the sql server and grant this domain group the sysadmin server role. I will also generate a new SA pwd and redesign the temporary SA pwd solution to reset the pwd back to whatever I generate. This pwd will go into a safe. I know how to fix it if I loose all access to SQL Server, by using a startup flag and then adding another domain group, should some clumsy admin drop the one I created. To my question, does the cluster service account need to be a member in this SQL access account? The SQL Service account, and SQL Agent is to be incorporated into this new domain group. My account and some other DBA will have their accounts added. No accidental DBA's will then have access from this point forward. What kind of application errors can I expect? The cluster hosts the databases for about 60 different applications. Can I Trace who logs on with the '

SQL Server 2005 Cluster failover issue

Hi All, I'm fequently experience Cluster failover issue. The cluster tries to failover and it fails back. Because of this the SQL server is getting restarted and this is a bugging issue during business hours. The following are the System event logs, Cluster resource 'SQL Server' in Resource Group 'Production' failed. The SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER) service was successfully sent a stop control. The SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER) service entered the stopped state. The SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service was successfully sent a stop control. The SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service entered the stopped state. The SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service was successfully sent a start control. The SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service entered the running state. The Cluster Service brought the Resource Group "Production" online.    The following are the application event logs, The client was unable to reuse a session with SPID 131, which had been reset for connection pooling. This error may have been caused by an earlier operation failing. Check the error logs for failed operations immediately before this error message. [sqsrvres] CheckQueryProcessorAlive: sqlexecdirect failed [sqsrvres] printODBCError: sqlstate = HYT00; native error = 0; message = [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]Query timeout expired [sqsrvres] OnlineThread: QP is not online. The client was unable
ASP.NetWindows Application  .NET Framework  C#  VB.Net  ADO.Net  
Sql Server  SharePoint  Silverlight  Others  All   

Hall of Fame    Twitter   Terms of Service    Privacy Policy    Contact Us    Archives   Tell A Friend