16. September 2010 10:45
While you’re deploying SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster running on the top of Windows Server 2008 R2 you get a warning message “Network binding order”. Look at this picture below. It’s not an error but it doesn’t recommend to continue your deployment because it will degrade SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster performance.
This problem occurs because your network binding adapters don’t order properly. You can check on Network Connection (see picture below). On Windows Server 2008 R2 you don’t see a Menu so you can activate a Menu with clicking on Menu Organize->Layout->Menu bar.
After do that, you can see all menu on Network Connections. Now you can configure network binding order with clicking on menu Advanced –> Advanced Settings…
You’re going to get a Advanced Settings dialog, see picture below. Make sure network adapters that you use for SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster place on the top of Connection.
Click OK button to finish your configuration. Now you can install SQL Server 2008 Failover Cluster again.