You Need to Know : Pre-Stage Cluster Name Object When your create Exchange Server 2013 DAG


       Hi All :

       When you installing Exchange Server 2013 Mailbox High-available on Windows Server 2012 environment , you may encounter this error : An Active Manager operation failed with a transient error: Please retry the operation. Error: The fully qualified domain name for node ‘XXXX’ could not be found.

        Now , you need to assign the machine account of the first node added to the DAG with full control of the pre-staged object.

      1. Select the appropriate container in Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in console where you wish the account to be created.  Right click, select New –> Computer :

      2. In the Computer name box, type the name that was assigned to the database availability group :

        3. Click OK , the computer account created . Right-click this account and click Properties :

       4. Then click Security tab , and click Add… , add the first DAG member server computer account and assign the machine account Full control Allow permission :

   6. When presented with the disable dialog, select Yes :

     7. After the object has been successfully disabled,  press the OK button on the success confirmation :

    8. And now , you can start to creating DAG successfully !

 

 

     Enjoy!

     Justin Gao

     Microsoft (China)

 

Comments (12)

  1. Justin Gao says:

    Hi Shubham:
    Open the ADUC, click View—Advanced Features.

  2. Justin Gao says:

    Hi netgc:

    Please reference KB947049:Description of the failover cluster security model in Windows Server 2008 support.microsoft.com/…/947049

  3. Bryan Clayton says:

    Thanks I to this to work with your help even on windows azure!

  4. shubham arora says:

    This article miss the snapshots for providing full control to computer acccount, thats why the incomplete one didn’t work for me.
    May i request author to mention thjose steps as well as i could not see the security tab in properties of Computer account.

    Thanks in advance..

  5. Digvijay Nath says:

    Thanks for the pointers.
    I had assumed that if I was using 2012R2, then I don’t need to prestage the cluster name. However your article helped fix the problem and now my DAG is created.

  6. arun says:

    If I am using enterprise admin account (I am testing in my Lab) for adding the DAG members to the DAG, in my Exchange 2013 servers which runs on server 2012, should I need to do pre-staging of DAG name in Active directory? please advise

  7. arun says:

    If I am using enterprise admin account (I am testing in my Lab) for adding the DAG members to the DAG, in my Exchange 2013 servers which runs on server 2012, should I need to do pre-staging of DAG name in Active directory? please advise

  8. Justin Gao says:

    Hi Arun:
    Due to failover cluster security model changed from Windows Server 2008, so you must create CNO firstly.
    More details information, please refer :
    https://support.microsoft.com/zh-cn/kb/947049/en-us

  9. arun says:

    Hi Justin,
    I just saw one article, as per this in windows server 2012 R2 onwards pre-staging is not required.
    So called Active Directory detached cluster
    http://jaapwesselius.com/2014/11/09/cluster-administrative-access-point-and-database-availability-group/

  10. Justin Gao says:

    Hi Arun:
    This post based on Exchange Server 2013 SP1 on Windows Server 2012 R2, this is Exchange 2013 SP1 improvement.

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