Cannot find a server instance with the necessary service "DirectoryService" error when trying to start the MetaMatrix Server

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • We had the MetaMatrix Server hosted on some temp VM and we moved it to it's permanent VM.

  • Ran SystemHostSetup to add the permanent MetaMatrix Server to the cluster, then remove the first node from the cluster.

  • Shutdown the first node, but now the second node (which is going to be the permanent MetaMatrix Server) gives the "Cannot find a server instance with the necessary service "DirectoryService" error.
  • The MetaMatrix Console's System State screen doesn't show the MetabaseServerStandard section with DirectoryService and IndexingService.


  • MetaMatrix Enterprise Server 5.5.x

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