The Setup screen disappears during the setup process when
you are installing Virtual SQL Server 2000 on a Windows Server 2003 cluster
server that has more than four nodes. All the installed SQL Server cluster
resources are in offline state.
Here is a sample message that is
logged in the Virtual SQL Server setup log file (Sqlclstr.log):
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition support up to four nodes for failover clustering, including an Active/Active/Active/Active failover clustering configuration, up to 16 total instances. This means SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition and SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition are not supported on a cluster with more than four nodes even if SQL Server 2000 is not installed on more than four of the nodes.
For more information about Failover Clustering support, see
the "Failover Clustering Support" topic in SQL Server Books Online.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Troubleshooting SQL Cluster Wizard failures
Clustered SQL Server do's, don'ts, and basic warnings
Frequently asked questions - SQL Server 2000 - failover clustering
Installation order for SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition on Microsoft Cluster Server
BUG: Virtual SQL Server 2000 installations may fail if installed to Windows 2000 domain controllers
PRB: SQL Server 2000 Cluster Setup may fail to perform required operations on the cluster nodes when special characters are used in the resource name
How to troubleshoot the "Setup failed to perform required operations on the cluster nodes" error