Configuring and Verifying Services and Applications that Run on a Failover Cluster

Updated: October 24, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In failover clustering, configuring a service or application for high availability usually involves running the High Availability Wizard and selecting the appropriate option, such as a file server, print server, or DHCP server. However, some services or applications that are not in the list can be supported by selecting one of the three generic options in the High Availability Wizard: Generic Service, Generic Application, or Generic Script. For more information, see Using Generic Services and Applications in a Failover Cluster (

If the documentation for your application contains instructions for installing the application in the context of a failover cluster, use that documentation rather than the topic that follows about configuring a service or application for high availability.

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