The CLUSCTL_NODE_VALIDATE_PRIVATE_PROPERTIES node control code confirms that the designated property list describing a set of unknown properties (section for the designated node is properly formed.

The unknown properties of a node are the part of the node's non-volatile configuration data that is maintained in the cluster state and whose schema is defined by an entity external to the cluster.

The client MUST provide one or more unknown property names and their associated values, by using the format specified in section, in the buffer that is designated by lpInBuffer.

After successful completion of the method, the server SHOULD NOT write any data to the buffer that is designated by lpOutBuffer.

The server SHOULD accept a CLUSCTL_NODE_VALIDATE_PRIVATE_PROPERTIES node control code request if its protocol server state is read-only, and the server MUST accept the request for processing if it is in the read/write state, as specified in section 3.1.1.