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Set group failback policy

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To set group failback policy

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

  2. In the console tree, click the Groups folder.

  3. In the details pane, click the appropriate group.

  4. On the File menu, click Properties.

  5. On the Failback tab, click Prevent failback or Allow failback.

    If you click Allow failback, then either click Immediately, or click Failback between and set the time interval.


  • 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 Cluster Administrator, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Cluster Administrator.

  • To set the time interval for Failback between, enter numbers between 0 and 23 for the beginning and end of the interval. If the first number is greater than the second, the interval ends on the following day. The numbers correspond to the local time of the cluster group, as read on a 24-hour clock.

    It is important to set the failback time because you may not want failback to occur during hours of peak usage.

  • If no preferred owners are specified for the group, then failback does not occur.

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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