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The server cluster fails when you bring online NTFS volume mount points that are configured as shared physical disk resources on a Windows Server 2003-based server cluster that uses iSCSI Initiator service


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Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You configure the NTFS file system volume mount points as shared physical disk resources on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based server cluster that uses the Microsoft iSCSI Initiator service.
  • You use Cluster Administrator (CluAdmin.exe) to bring online the NTFS volume mount points that are configured as shared physical disk resources.
In this scenario, the following symptoms occur:
  • Cluster Administrator stops responding, and the cluster fails.
  • The individual cluster nodes stop responding or the cluster nodes stop functioning as a server cluster.
  • The physical disk resources do not come online, although the disk objects become available.
These symptoms occur during failover when one of the following conditions is true:
  • Many cluster mount point resources are in the same cluster group. For example, this problem has been observed when 30 or more cluster mount point resources are created in the same cluster group.
  • Several cluster groups have many physical disk resources

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Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • A 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) or with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • An Itanium-based version of Windows Server 2003 with SP1 or SP2
  • An x64-based version of Windows

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntfs.sys5.2.3790.2885591,36019-Feb-200710:35x86SP1Not Applicable
Ntfs.sys5.2.3790.4026589,82419-Feb-200715:17x86SP2SP2QFE
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntfs.sys5.2.3790.28851,125,37620-Feb-200705:31x64SP1Not Applicable
Ntfs.sys5.2.3790.40261,042,94420-Feb-200705:40x64SP2SP2QFE
Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ntfs.sys5.2.3790.28851,884,67220-Feb-200705:31IA-64SP1Not Applicable
Ntfs.sys5.2.3790.40261,883,13620-Feb-200705:33IA-64SP2SP2QFE


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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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More information

For more information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915� New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684� Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates


Technical support for x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows

If your hardware came with a Microsoft Windows x64 edition already installed, your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for the Windows x64 edition. In this case, your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation by using unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with a Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware. If you purchased a Windows x64 edition such as a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 edition separately, contact Microsoft for technical support.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For product information about x64-based versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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Keywords: kbautohotfix, kbwinserv2003presp2fix, kbfix, kbbug, kbhotfixserver, kbqfe, kbprb, kbexpertiseadvanced, KB925677

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Article Info
Article ID : 925677
Revision : 11
Created on : 7/24/2007
Published on : 7/24/2007
Exists online : False
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