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Windows Server 2008 DNS Forwarder Failover

When setting up and testing DNS forwarders I am finding that if the primary is unreachable 2008 will still try it for every query before trying the secondary. The default timeout before querying the ...
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1answer
189 views

Setting up a failover web server, off site

I've read so many articles, posted a few SF, but I can't find a solution that seems to cover everything. It doesn't seem as black and white as setting up and AD and installing DFS to replicate ...
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124 views

Hyper-V Manager/Server failover/redirections

I have currently one Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 server installed, it's successfully running 4 VM's, but memory/RAM is starting to become sparse. I actually have a 2nd machine available, so my great idea ...
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117 views

Advice re simplest possible windows servers with failover capability?

I am supporting a company sells things to the public in three stores. At this time, the main site has two servers (file + AD server, and citrix server), and the other locations have one server (all ...
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27answers
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100% uptime for a web application

We received an interesting "requirement" from a client today. They want 100% uptime with off-site failover on a web application. From our web application's viewpoint, this isn't an issue. It was ...
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3answers
303 views

Feasibility of a Cloned Windows Server 2008 as a Cold Standby

For various reasons beyond our control, a critical service running on a particular machine must communicate to another machine via a preset and fixed IP address. Both machines run Windows Server 2008 ...
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143 views

Cloning Two Windows Servers

Basically I have a server running MSSQL, MYSQL, APACHE, IIS, ORACLE, PERL and other windows services. I am looking for some hardware solution that would allow me to clone a server on to a back up and ...
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355 views

Implementing Automatic failover with SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition

I am trying to implement automatic failover for an ASP.NET MVC website running on Windows 2008 R2 Web Edition / SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition. I know that this is not supported out of the box, but I ...
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1answer
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Windows Server 2008 Cluster Errors

We have a couple dozen Win2008 and 2008R2 Enterprise clusters that are used for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 Enterprise/Datacenter. In the past we have had many issues with random failovers and ...
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1answer
879 views

failover dns not working and not sure how to troubleshoot

On my domain i've got a w2k8 standard domain controller and a w2k8R2 domain controller. I recently added dns to the w2k8R2 server in an attempt to set up a failover/secondary dns but it is not ...
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1answer
52 views

Moving a single Windows 2008 box to a clustered implementation?

I have a system that currently runs on a single box, Windows 2008 Enterprise. This is just used as a web server. What is involved in creating a cluster? Basically doing this for availability ...
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715 views

Failover Cluster Quorum Failing

I have two nodes which boots from iscsi to implement windows 2008 cluster. And I'm using disk majority option as quorum over iscsi. But when the quorum's iscsi connection failed(May be san server ...
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1answer
413 views

IIS7 failover cluster across datacenters

I have servers in two different datacenters with each datacenter getting static IPs. What I would like to do is setup the servers as IIS7 servers and allowing them to failover from datacenter to ...
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1answer
413 views

Intermittent unavailability of an instance in a failover cluster while a standby node is offline in a SQL Server 2008 failover cluster

I've got a small failover cluster that I run for the websites my company has. During a RAM upgrade of the standby server, our websites started to show errors about not being able to access the ...
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2answers
236 views

How to manage service failover?

I am using Windows Network Load Balancing to keep my apps available even when one of the servers is down. The problem is that it only detects when a whole machine is down. It happens sometimes that ...
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1answer
2k views

How to enable WMI Provider MSCluster on MS Server 2008 R2

I have successfully set up a failover cluster on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Now I want to talk to the MSCluster WMI Provider on said server. WMI Queries to e.g. CIMV2 successed. But ...
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1answer
700 views

How do you manage private queue permissions on a windows server 2008 cluster?

On windows server 2003 there was an option to allow a resource to interact with the desktop, this allowed you to run computer management mmc snap-in on the virtual name of the cluster, allowing you to ...
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661 views

What happened to “allow application to interact with desktop” checkbox in cluster manager for server 2008?

The cluster managing software for managing clusters on a windows server 2005 cluster had a checkbox for "allow application to interact with desktop" when creating a generic application resource. This ...
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Exchange 2010 DAG Automatic Failover Testing/Issue. Not always automatically failing over to healthy DB copy depending on the way mounted server wrecks

Ok I've got 2 exchange 2010 servers that run client access/hub transport/mailbox roles and one exchange 2010 server running just client access/hub transport roles and acts as my bridgehead. The two ...
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137 views

Best way to duplicate databases nightly?

We just got two new servers, that are running Windows Server 2008. The intent is to make the machines pretty much identical, copying the content of the master to the slave on a nightly basis, so that ...
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1answer
526 views

Oracle on windows cluster with online/offline IPs

I have a windows cluster (on windows 2008 server) with nodes in different subnets. So cluster has two IPs, one for each node (I'm talking not about node IP, but about cluster IP). One is online, the ...
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2answers
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Scripting a Windows 2008 Cluster from Windows 2003

Our current environment is all Windows 2003. When we migrate a new version of our service to the cluster, we first stop the service with a command like: cluster.exe <clusterName> resource ...
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1answer
496 views

Exchange 2007 two node cluster setup on Windows 2008 Enterprise, install error

I am installing Microsoft Exchange 2007 x64 in a two node environment using Microsoft Windows 2008 Enterprise x64. The Failover Cluster is all setup properly and following best practices for setting ...
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2answers
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Running Windows 2008 Server in Windows 2003 Cluster

we run a cluster using 2xWindows 2003 Server + 2x Windows 2003r2 Server. Now we want to add 2 Windows 2008(r2?) Server to the fail over cluster. Is that possible? Or is it required to use the same OS ...
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640 views

Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster - Licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? If I have a two node Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Failover cluster that needs to support 200 users, do I need to ...
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Minimum hardware requirements for Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster

Let me state up front that my background is software development. I apologize for any dumb questions in advance. I've been tasked with putting together the specs for hardware that will support a two ...
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4answers
577 views

Cisco 2801 as a fail over?

I have recently acquired a Cisco 2801 unit and I want to know if it is capable of acting as a fail over for a network. It currently has an ADSL WIC installed. We currently run 6 Windows servers (4x ...
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Cheapest iSCSI SAN for Windows 2008/SQL Server clustering?

Are there any production-quality iSCSI SANs suitable for use with Windows Server 2008/SQL Server for failover clustering? So far, I've only seen Dell's MD3000i, and HP's MSA 2000 (2012i), which both ...