When attempting to establish the cluster services on nodes that utilize a dis-joint DNS namespace, the following errors may be encountered:
Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering Date: Date_Time Event ID: 1127 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: ComputerName Description: Cluster Network interface InterfaceName for cluster node NodeName on network NetworkName failed. Run the Validate a Configuration wizard to check your network configuration.
Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-FailoverClustering Date: Date_Time Event ID: 1207 Task Category: Network Name Resource Level: Error Keywords: User: SYSTEM Computer: Computer-name.domain.com Description: Cluster network name resource 'Cluster Name' cannot be brought online. The computer object associated with the resource could not be updated in domain 'disjoined.domain.com' for the following reason: Unable to update password for computer account. The text for the associated error code is: The password does not meet the password policy requirements. Check the minimum password length, password complexity and password history requirements. The cluster identity 'Cluster-name$' may lack permissions required to update the object. Please work with your domain administrator to ensure that the cluster identity can update computer objects in the domain.
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