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View the cluster diagnostic log

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To view the cluster diagnostic log

  1. Open Command Prompt

  2. Locate the cluster.log file.

    By default, the log file for the Cluster service can be found at %systemroot%\Cluster\cluster.log.

  3. Use any text editor to view the log file.

    For more information about interpreting the entries in the cluster log, see "Interpreting the Cluster Log" at the Microsoft Windows Resource Kits Web site.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command prompt.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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