Can’t use "Manage My Server" because cluster nodes cannot be managed with manage your server – yet you don’t have a cluster?

Please, please, please – only do the steps below IF you don’t have a cluster on said machine. Only if your machine thinks it’s a clustered node.


Try this first:


From the command prompt (where nodename is the machine’s name):


cluster node nodename /forcecleanup


Chances are that the following key and “ClusterInstallationState” DWORD 
value under it are missing on your server:


If that does not work…


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\Cluster Server

Create the key and the DWORD value by following the steps:


Browse to


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\
    Right click –> New –> Key “Cluster Server
    Right click on “Cluster Server” key –> New –> DWORD Value
    Name it as “ClusterInstallationState” and set it to 1


Legend


0 = ClusterInstallStateUnknown – Cluster Service configuration unknown
1 = ClusterInstallStateFilesCopied – Files Copied but Cluster Service not configured
2 = ClusterInstallStateConfigured – Cluster Service configured, fresh install
3 = ClusterInstallStateUpgraded – Cluster Service configured, upgrade

5 thoughts on “Can’t use "Manage My Server" because cluster nodes cannot be managed with manage your server – yet you don’t have a cluster?

  1. I have re-installed win2k3 several times thinking there may have been an installation problem, media corrupt, memory error, harddisk problem, replaced all and the same kept happening no idea why, this article was the first and most helpful I came across.

  2. Hi there,

    This is the only post I saw with the option for "if it does not work". But unfortunately it does not work for my case still. My registry has the DWORD set to 1 already and the CluAdmin still tells me that cluster is existing, no matter what new name I used for the cluster or even a new domain. May I ask you for further advise or hints?

    Thx & Rgds,

    Chang Hong

  3. It was certainly interesting for me to read this blog. Thanks the author for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to this matter. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

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