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Compute Cluster Server Setup Command-Line Interface Reference

Updated: June 6, 2006

Applies To: Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

The following commands are issued at the command line to install a head node or compute node, or to install the client utilities.


Setup.exe [-client] [-headnode] [-computenode: < clustername >] [-unattend] /?


Parameter Description


Installs the client utilities (Job Scheduler API, Compute Cluster Administrator, and Compute Cluster Job Manager) on a client that will be used for remote administration of a cluster.


Installs the services required for a computer to become a head node. The name of the head node becomes the name of the cluster.

-computenode: clustername

Installs the services required for a computer to become a compute node and a member of an existing cluster.


Specifies an unattended installation. In this case, the Setup program uses the Unattended Installation feature of Remote Installation Services (RIS).

For more information about how to customize a RIS Setup using the Unattended Installation feature of RIS, see How Unattended Installation Works (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=49343).


Lists the Setup program parameters.

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