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Managing Security in a Cluster

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Managing security in a cluster

The Cluster service relies on Windows Server 2003 family security at all levels for securing communication between nodes, and controlling authentication and access, including client access to the cluster and cluster resources. You can use Cluster Administrator to specify which users or groups can:

  • Administer the cluster.

  • Access files or folders on File Share resources.

For more information on setting server cluster administration permissions, see Give a user permissions to administer a cluster.

For information on how to change the account or the password for the Cluster service, see Change the account under which the Cluster service runs and Change the Cluster service account password.

This section covers common security tasks:

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