Test group failover policy

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

To test group failover policy

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

  2. In the console tree, double-click the Groups folder.

  3. In the details pane, click the group.

  4. On the File menu, click Properties.

  5. On the Failover tab, set the Threshold to 0, and then click OK.

  6. In the Cluster Administrator console tree, click the group.

  7. In the details pane, click a resource.

  8. On the File menu, click Properties.

  9. On the Advanced tab, select the Affect the group check box, if it is not already selected.

  10. On the Advanced tab, set the Threshold to 0, and then click OK.

  11. On the File menu, click Initiate Failure.


  • 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 Cluster Administrator, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Cluster Administrator.

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.

See Also


Set group failover policy
Failover and failback
Server Cluster groups
View or set resource properties