Add Node to A SQL Server failover Cluster failed with invalid SKU error
After creating a new SQL Server failover cluster node, trying
to add the 2nd node to the SQL failover cluster after entering the product key
(same key used for 1st node installation) and hitting next I’m getting the below error:
The current SKU is invalid.
This bug supposed to be fixed by the first Cumulative Update
for bug fixes for SQL Server 2008. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957459/.
However, many users are still experiencing this bug.
This problem occurs when you install SQL Server 2008 from a
deployment share that uses a custom Defaultsetup.ini file, and this custom file
includes the product key for SQL Server 2008.
So the solution is remove defaultsetup.ini from install
location. Make sure before deleting the file, write down the product key which
is inside the ini file. Then add the node again. When adding the node, you will
be asked to enter product key manually.