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Security Considerations for Handling Cluster Credentials in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

Updated: October 7, 2010

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

In Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, the cluster software checks credentials (username and password) for various actions that a cluster administrator or cluster user can perform. This section provides information about the way these credentials work.

The following topics provide overview information about these credentials, and describe how to change the length of time that job records (and the encrypted passwords associated with them) are stored in an HPC cluster:

The following topic provides information about how to change a password for a queued job on an HPC cluster. This action is necessary if an HPC user or administrator changes his or her password in Active Directory after requesting a job, if the job is still in the queue:

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