Cluster network name resource ‘XXXX’ failed to create its associated computer object in domain ‘xxxxx’ during: Resource online.

The text for the associated error code is: Cannot complete this function.

Please work with your domain administrator to ensure that:

  • The cluster identity ‘XXXX$’ has Create Computer Objects permissions. By default all computer objects are created in the same container as the cluster identity ‘XXXX$’.
  • The quota for computer objects has not been reached.
  • If there is an existing computer object, verify the Cluster Identity ‘XXXX$’ has ‘Full Control’ permission to that computer object using the Active Directory Users and Computers tool.


In Active Directory Users and Computers…

  • Cluster Object -> Security -> Domain Admins -> Full Control
  • Listener Object -> Security -> Server Node (XXXXXX$) -> Full Control
  • Listener Object -> Security -> Cluster Object (XXXXXX$) -> Full Control


Check on the documentation listed below and verify the permissions are properly assigned to both accounts.

Configuring cluster accounts in Active Directory | Microsoft Learn

How to Troubleshoot Create Cluster Failures – Microsoft Community Hub

Troubleshoot Cluster service account – Windows Server | Microsoft Learn


Last modified: March 1, 2023



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