Add or Remove Users and Administrators

Updated: January 13, 2009

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

If you will be giving access to the cluster to other members of your organization, you need to add them as users or administrators to your cluster. Also, you can remove users or administrators that were added by default during installation.

For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

To add or remove users for the cluster
  1. In Configuration, in the Navigation Pane, click To-do List.

  2. In the To-do List, click Add or remove users.

  3. To add a user to the cluster:

    1. In the Actions pane, click Add User. The Select Users or Groups dialog box appears.

    2. Type the user name of the user that you want to add, and then click Check Names. For more information, on the Select Users or Groups window, click examples.

    3. Repeat the previous step for all users that you want to add.

    4. After you are done adding users, click OK.

  4. To add an administrator to the cluster:

    1. In the Actions pane, click Add Administrator. The Select Users or Groups dialog box appears.

    2. Type the user name of the administrator that you want to add, and then click Check Names. For more information, on the Select Users or Groups window, click examples.

    3. Repeat the previous step for all administrators that you want to add.

  5. To remove a user or administrator, select it on the Users list, and then in Actions pane, click Remove.

Additional considerations

  • You cannot remove the domain Administrator account from the list of cluster administrators.

  • To open HPC Cluster Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

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