The security account manager (SAM) or local security authority (LSA) server was in the wrong state

While configuering a virtual machine running on a Hyper-V node in failover cluster manager, an error is displayed and the virtual machine is not high available.

Could not find a solution on the internet. I logged on one of the Hyper-V server nodes, and in the command box I changed to folder C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1

The error below was displayed.

C:\ClusterStorage>cd Volume1
The security account manager (SAM) or local security authority (LSA) server was
in the wrong state to perform the security operation.
In the event log the error below was seen:

“there was an error retrieving the unique identifier for the cluster shared volume”

 

solution:

In failover cluster manager, open the Nodes hive, then select the node that gave the error on the folder Volume 1. Right mouse, more actions-> evict

Add the node to the cluster again and problem was solved.

Problem was seen in a test environment where the domain controller was switched off for a couple of days.

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About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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