Clustering is coming to TechEd EMEA!

Next week the Clustering and High Availability team will be traveling to Barcelona, Spain for one of Europe’s largest IT conferences, TechEd EMEA ITPro, from November 3-7.  Throughout this week we will be giving presentations, demos, chalk-talks, and instructor led labs, in addition to being available for individual questions at the clustering booth on the… Read more

Preferred Owners in a Cluster

A recent email conversation I had prompted me to write this entry about Preferred Owners.  The Preferred Owners setting for a resource group is one of those things which has an inherent counter-intuitiveness to it. The feature is described very well in KB 299631 (, so I won’t give a thorough explanation.  The key point… Read more

Clustering Videos on the Web

Hi Cluster Fans, We have some great webcasts to share with you created by one of the team’s Most Valuable Professionals (MVP), John Savill.  (What is a MVP?  Visit:  John has shared some of his clustering work from website,    ·         Creating Windows Server 2008 Failover Clusters:   ·         Configuring a Windows… Read more

Updates for Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster and Hyper-V

There is a new update available for download that enhances the management experience of Hyper-V with the Failover Cluster Management UI (CluAdmin.msc).  This update incorporates several changes into a single package.    KB article 951308 (, Increased functionality and virtual machine control in the Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Management console for the Hyper-V role,… Read more