Clustered SQL Server Installation – Setup Failed to Start on the Remote Machine

I’m on a client site today installing clustered SQL Server to be used as a BizTalk 2006 backend. During the installation, I was flummoxed by the following error and the setup would fail:

Setup failed to start on the remote machine. Check the Task Scheduler event log on the remote machine.

The domain user accounts were in order (we had just created them) and the second node of the cluster was active and working normally. After re-reading the error (I blindly went looking through the event log thinking that would indicate the problem) I noticed that the error mentioned the Task Scheduler…

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2 thoughts on “Clustered SQL Server Installation – Setup Failed to Start on the Remote Machine

  1. Hi Nick

    just noticed your help me on the web

    This is normally due to your DTC clustered service not having a DNS record added (A HOST) to back point to the clustered resource

    hope that helps

  2. Tony,
    Thanks for the feedback – looking through this post though it would appear the majority of the content is missing. Let me get that sorted!

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