SQL Server 2008 setup fails to install on a Windows Server 2008-based cluster mount point

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Consider the following scenario. You try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services failover cluster on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008. Also, Analysis Services data files are installed to a cluster mount point. In this scenario, the installation fails. If this problem occurs, you may also receive an error message that resembles the following:
Configuration error code: 0x1C2074D8@1216@1
Configuration error description: The resource dependency to resource 'Cluster Disk 3' could not be added to resource 'Analysis Services'.
Error: The cluster resource cannot be made dependent on the specified resource because it is already dependent. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007138B)
Configuration log: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20090120_115138\Detail.txt Expected Result: Install is successful
When this problem occurs, Setup may install some SQL Server files to the "T:\" folder instead of to the "T:\mount\" folder. 


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

This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008.


To resolve this problem, install SQL Server 2008 together with SQL Server 2008 (SP2) or a later update. For more information about how to obtain Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968382 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2008
For more information about how to update SQL Server Setup in either a clustered or a nonclustered environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:  
955392 How to update or slipstream an installation of SQL Server 2008


Note  SQL Server does not support installing to the root of the Volume Mount point because the permissions are not propagated to the Mount Point since Windows does not let you replace permissions on the root of a volume. To prevent problems during new installations and applications of updates to SQL Server, create a folder on the root of the mount point and install to that folder. At this point, permissions are set correctly. If you previously installed to a root directory, we highly recommended that you create a folder, validate the current database integrity by using the DBCC CHECKB process, and then move the database to the folder by using one of the following articles:




Using Mount Points with SQL Server


Article ID: 2216461 - Last Review: July 29, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
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