The Registry on a Clustered Node Could not be Accessed Remotely

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-04-13

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 setup cannot continue because the registry on a cluster node could not be accessed.

Exchange 2007 setup requires access to the registry of all nodes in the cluster to retrieve various settings.

To address this issue, do the following:

  • Verify that the Remote Registry service is running on all nodes of the cluster.

  • Verify that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is enabled for the network adapter that is listed first in the binding order.

  • Verify that the values of the following registry keys are the same on each node of the cluster and are valid for the relevant group policy:



For more information about troubleshooting registry connectivity issues, see the Troubleshooting Registry Connectivity Issues section in "Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool Troubleshooting Connectivity Problems" (