Can a 2003 Server Cluster be made in a Workgroup instead of domain

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Wabbit, May 30, 2007.

  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit Guest

    Hello, I am learning about how to install a cluster in Server 2003
    Enterprise. I am trying to do this in VMware with bridged networking to the
    regular network, but I would rather not make these two temporary test servers
    members of the domain.

    However, it looks like the only way I can make the cluster is if the servers
    are in a domain. Is this true?

    Thanks!
     
    Wabbit, May 30, 2007
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  2. Wabbit

    Chuck [MSFT] Guest

    Need a domain becasue the cluster service account needs to be a domain user
    and must be authenticated.
     
    Chuck [MSFT], May 30, 2007
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  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit Guest

    Thanks for the reply!
    So the "workgroup backdoor" approach won't work?
     
    Wabbit, May 30, 2007
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  4. Nope, need to be domain-joined and using domain authentication. Have you
    tried to stand up another Virtual Server instance of W2K3 as a DC for a test
    domain? You could then keep the entire environment enclosed within the
    Virtual world and explore what you need to in order to learn and familarize
    yourself with Clustering...

    --
    Ryan Sokolowski
    MVP - Windows Server - Clustering
    MCSE, CCNA, CCDA, BCFP


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Ryan Sokolowski [MVP], May 30, 2007
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  5. Wabbit

    Wabbit Guest

    Got it, thanks!


     
    Wabbit, May 31, 2007
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