ClusterNetworkControl function (clusapi.h)

Initiates an operation on a network. The operation performed depends on the control code passed to the dwControlCode parameter.


DWORD ClusterNetworkControl(
  [in]                HNETWORK hNetwork,
  [in, optional]      HNODE    hHostNode,
  [in]                DWORD    dwControlCode,
  [in, optional]      LPVOID   lpInBuffer,
  [in]                DWORD    nInBufferSize,
  [out, optional]     LPVOID   lpOutBuffer,
  [in]                DWORD    nOutBufferSize,
  [in, out, optional] LPDWORD  lpBytesReturned


[in] hNetwork

Handle to the network to be affected by the operation.

[in, optional] hHostNode

If non-NULL, handle to the node hosting the affected network. If NULL, the local node performs the operation. Specifying hHostNode is optional.

[in] dwControlCode

A network control code specifying the operation to be performed. For the syntax associated with a control code, refer to
Control Code Architecture and the following topics:

[in, optional] lpInBuffer

Pointer to an input buffer containing information needed for the operation, or NULL if no information is needed.

[in] nInBufferSize

The allocated size (in bytes) of the input buffer.

[out, optional] lpOutBuffer

Pointer to an output buffer to receive the data resulting from the operation, or NULL if no data will be returned.

[in] nOutBufferSize

The allocated size (in bytes) of the output buffer.

[in, out, optional] lpBytesReturned

Returns the actual size (in bytes) of the data resulting from the operation. If this information is not needed, pass NULL for lpBytesReturned.

Return value

The function returns one of the following values.

Return code Description
The operation was successful. If the operation required an output buffer, lpBytesReturned (if not NULL on input) points to the actual size of the data returned in the buffer.
The output buffer pointed to by lpOutBuffer was not large enough to hold the data resulting from the operation. The lpBytesReturned parameter (if not NULL on input) points to the size required for the output buffer. Only operations requiring an output buffer return ERROR_MORE_DATA. If the lpOutBuffer parameter is NULL and the nOutBufferSize parameter is zero, then ERROR_SUCCESS may be returned, not ERROR_MORE_DATA.
System error code
The operation was not successful. If the operation required an output buffer, the value specified by lpBytesReturned (if not NULL on input) is unreliable.


If ClusterNetworkControl returns ERROR_MORE_DATA, set nOutBufferSize to the number of bytes pointed to by lpBytesReturned, and call the function again.

Do not pass LPC and RPC handles to the same function call. Otherwise, the call will raise an RPC exception and can have additional destructive effects. For information on how LPC and RPC handles are created, see LPC and RPC Handles and OpenCluster.

ClusterNetworkControl is one of the control code functions. For more information on control codes and control code functions, see Using Control Codes.


Minimum supported client None supported
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
Target Platform Windows
Header clusapi.h
Library ClusAPI.lib
DLL ClusAPI.dll

See also

Network Control Codes