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


The cluadmin command is used to connect to a server cluster. Used without parameters, cluadmin starts Cluster Administrator, the tool used to configure and manage server clusters.


cluadmin [/norecon[nect]] [IP Address] [.] [{ClusterName | NodeName}]

  • /norecon[nect]
    Starts Cluster Administrator without restoring all previous cluster connections left open when you closed the previous session.
  • IP Address
    Connects to either a node in the cluster or the cluster using the IP address.
  • [ .]
    Connects to the local node.
  • {ClusterName | NodeName}
    Connects to the cluster using a NetBIOS name. You can use either one of the node names or the cluster name.
  • /?
    Displays help at the command prompt.
  • Using the /norecon[nect] option

    If you use this parameter, you will be prompted to enter the name of the cluster that you want to connect to.

  • Using the [.] option

    If the cluster name or cluster Internet Protocol (IP) address does not come online, you can use this parameter to make a connection to the cluster.

  • Using the {ClusterName | NodeName} option

    To use this parameter, the name resolution service must be functioning correctly.


To connect to cluster node NODE1, type:

cluadmin NODE1

To start Cluster Administrator without opening old cluster connections, type:

cluadmin /norecon

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See Also


Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview

Other Resources

Cluster commands overview