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Set the Cluster service to only start manually

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 the Cluster service to only start manually

  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, click Services.


    • Computer Management/Services and Applications/Services

  3. In the details pane, click Cluster Service.

  4. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  5. In Startup type, select Manual, and then click OK.


  • 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 Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

  • To start the Cluster service even if there are problems with the quorum resource, you can use fixquorum as a start parameter. That is, in Start parameters, type /fixquorum, and then click Start.

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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