FIX: SQL Cluster Install Fails When SVS Name Contains Special Characters

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BUG #: 54278 (SQLBUG_70)
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When installing SQL Server 7.0 clustering on a cluster whose SQL Virtual Server (SVS) name contains special characters (such as hyphens or dashes), the Cluster Wizard returns the message "Invalid Name".


The SQL Server 7.0 Cluster Wizard performs the same name checks as the SQL Server 6.5 Cluster Wizard, even though SQL Server 7.0 now supports all computer names that are valid under Windows NT.


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.

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, submit a request to 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. The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Version    File name     Platform
   7.00.643   S70643i.exe   x86
   7.00.643   S70643a.exe   Alpha

NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the above files may also contain additional files.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0.


Article ID: 220156 - Last Review: November 1, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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