SQL Server 2008 Cluster on Windows 2008 R2

During installation of a SQL Server 2008 cluster on Windows 2008 R2, I ran into an installation problem. The process would go through the installation until the very end and then throw an error such as this.

The following error has occurred: There was an error setting private property ‘RequireKerberos’ to value ‘1’ for resource ‘SQL Network Name (33SQLCluster)’. Error: Value does not fall within the expected range.
For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=20476&ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=setup.rll

It appears that the only way in which to overcome this is to slipsteam a Sp1 SQL Server 2008 installation. Luckily, the following blog post provides an excellent set of detailed instructions on how to accomplish this.

http://blogs.msdn.com/petersad/archive/2009/02/25/sql-server-2008-creating-a-merged-slisptream-drop.aspx

** Important Note: don’t waste your time with the microsoft documentation on how to do this. It leaves out some little tidbits that will make the process choke.

Hopefully, this helps someone else in a similar bind out.

Cheers!
AJ

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