To my surprise the article contains an incomplete and unnescesary complex procedure to accomplish the task. The procedure in the article requires to get the disk signature for the disk before creating the resource. It is possible to get the disk signature using automation, but it is very hard to do and not quite intuitive. For those who want to do the challenge. The disk signatures are in the registry under HKLM\System\MountedDevices.
The correct and most simple procedure to create a physical disk resource with cluster.exe should look like this:
c:\>Cluster . res "Disk X:" /create /group:"Disk Group 1" /type:"physical disk"
– This command creates a physical disk resource named Disk X: in a group named Disk Group 1.
c:\>Cluster . res "Disk X:" /priv Drive=X:
– This command associates the physical disk with drive letter X: to the Disk X: resource.
c:\>Cluster . res "Disk X:" /On
– This command brings the newly created physical disk resource online.
I submitted the error using the feedback form in the article. Let’s see how long it takes to get the updated information to the KB.