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Initial install of SQL in cluster

During the initial install of SQL2008R2 on a Win2008R2SP1 cluster can I apply the SQL SP1 to the first node before doing the AddNode to extend the instance to the full cluster? (Or must I perform the RTM install, AddNode, and then apply the SP1?) This will be an Active/Active cluster. I'm anticipating installing each of 3 named instances on Server1 and then performing AddNode for each instance, and finally Move'ng the named instances to the appropriate Node. Would this be an appropriate approach?
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It can be done in both ways, but I would prefer installing Service Pack before implementing the cluster failover. This way I can skip some issues like "the rule which checks if the DTC is clustered" in RTM release which was then fixed in SP1.
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