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Securing Server Clusters

Updated: March 28, 2003

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

Security considerations must be present in all aspects of your cluster design. After your clustering infrastructure is in place, you need to consider a number of recommended policies and configurations to ensure that your server clusters are secure. Figure 7.24 shows an overview of security deployment considerations.

Figure 7.24   Securing Your Server Clusters

Securing Your Server Clusters

Before beginning your security design, see "Best practices for securing server clusters" in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003.


  • Do not weaken the default security settings for clustering objects in the operating system. This includes registry keys, files, and devices.

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