SQL 2008 Cluster The current SKU is invalid.
Invalid SKU Error when Adding a Node to a SQL 2008 Cluster
After setting up several SQL 2008 Clusters I ran in to this problem I think it is only on windows 2003 x64 enterprise but I’m not sure.
The issue is this: After installing the first SQL 2008 Sp1 node you want to add the second node , you do the add node to the SQL server failover cluster and follow the wizard.
But after checking the setup support rules , and the product key check this message pops up that “The current SKU is invalid “ What is this I did install 2 other two node clusters with no problem, is the installation source broken or need the new server a kernel restart.
In my case it did not work ;-( , the problem is clear the product key is not right or the check is no working. The location of the product key is in the defaultsetup.ini I fixed this ini with the SP1 location after I slipstreamed the SP1 in SQL 2008. I removed the defaultsetup.ini and run the add node setup again and I get the product key popup
And there I copied the product key from the defaultsetup.ini and the Installation worked. I know this is not nice but without the defaultsetup.ini my product key is not available in the source so no unauthorized installs can take place.
Now that I have a workaround for the installation crew I checked the microsoft site if there is a bug filed and yeb there is.
Another Cluster issue fixed.