Free Windows Admin Center Webinar from Altaro

If you’ve ever attended an Altaro webinar before, you’ll know these sessions are always highly informative and worthwhile events to remember. And this upcoming webinar on Windows Admin Center looks to be no exception!

Windows Admin Center is a powerful suite of management tools that was released along with Windows Server 2019, however with such a large number of features it can be difficult for regular Windows Server administrators to know what to focus on. This webinar, presented by Microsoft MVPs Andy Syrewicze and Eric Siron, is designed to do exactly that and demonstrate live the features of Windows Admin Center that give the greatest benefit to managing Windows Server!

How to Manage Windows Server Like a Boss will be held on April 9th and as always the webinar will be presented live twice at 2pm CEST/8am EDT/5am PDT and at 7pm CEST/1pm EDT /10am PDT. The reason they go through it all twice is to try and cater for live audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Both sessions have the same content so it’s just a way of enabling as many people as possible to attend live and have the opportunity to ask questions while the guys present the content!

I’ll be attending the event and if you run Windows Server then this is a must-attend event for you too! Join me and save your seat today

Webinar Title: How to Manage Windows Server Like a Boss with Windows Admin Center

Presenters: Andy Syrewicze (Microsoft MVP) and Eric Siron (Microsoft MVP)

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Session 1: 2pm CEST / 8am EDT / 5am PDT

Session 2: 7pm CEST / 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Save your seat for the webinar!

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SQL Cluster: There was a failure to call cluster code from a provider


You have had successfully configured SQL Server 2016 (or other version) cluster on the first node and tried to add the second node to the cluster, but with no luck:

“Microsoft.SqlServer.Configuration.Cluster.EnumerateClusterSupportedIPAddressResourcesAction” threw an exception during execution.Microsoft.SqlServer.Setup.Chainer.Workflow.ActionExecutionException: The cluster group could not be determined for resource ‘Cluster IP Address’. Error: There was a failure to call cluster code from a provider. Exception message: Generic failure . Status code: 4098. Description: Not found

  • Both servers running on Windows Server 2016
  • SAN and MPIO are configured
  • Cluster is up and running
  • Migration of cluster resources works fine
  • There are no network issues between the servers
  • You use appropriate user account for setting the cluster

Solution 1: 

If you don’t have Internet on servers and can’t update them, start SQL Server installation on the node with the lower build number. For example, my SQL01 node had 14393.2273 build, while SQL02 – 14393.447. So, I used SQL02 as a first cluster node, and then added SQL01 to the cluster.  In my case, such configuration was just for test/demo, so I can’t recommend that solution for production even if the cluster seems to work fine.

Solution 2:

Just update your servers and make sure that they all have the same build number. Then, run cluster validation report, it should be “green”. Re-run cluster setup wizard on the second node.