Possible CMS Setup Failure

[This topic is intended to address a specific issue called out by the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool. You should apply it only to systems that have had the Exchange Server Analyzer Tool run against them and are experiencing that specific issue. The Exchange Server Analyzer Tool, available as a free download, remotely collects configuration data from each server in the topology and automatically analyzes the data. The resulting report details important configuration issues, potential problems, and nondefault product settings. By following these recommendations, you can achieve better performance, scalability, reliability, and uptime. For more information about the tool or to download the latest versions, see "Microsoft Exchange Analyzers" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=34707.]  

Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-01

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool reads the following registry branch for the presence of the Action or Watermark registry values:


If the Exchange Server Analyzer finds that either the Action or Watermark registry values are present, an error is displayed.

The presence of the Action or Watermark registry values on this registry branch indicates that either there was a previously unsuccessful installation of the Cluster Mailbox Server (CMS) to the cluster node, or that the CMS installation was in progress when the Exchange Server Analyzer was doing its analysis.

If the CMS installation failed on this node but was successful on other nodes of the cluster, it could appear that the cluster network is functioning normally when that is not the case.

To address this error, determine whether CMS installation is still in progress on the affected node and, if not, rerun setup to complete the failed CMS installation.