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Clustering in Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Learn about the additional features and powerful capabilities of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system..

Creating Highly Available File and Printer Shares with Windows 2000 Cluster Service
This white paper presents scenarios for creating highly available file and printer shares with the Cluster service feature in the Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system. Source:

Ensuring the Availability of Applications and Services
Sample Chapter 18 from the Windows 2000 Server Deployment Planning Guide, Published by Microsoft Press. This chapter will help system administrators determine if your systems require clustering and, if so, which clustering technology is most appropriate for the applications and services in your organization. The guidelines in this chapter will help you create a plan that makes mission-critical applications and services highly available to users under any circumstance. Source:

FAQs & Highlights for Cluster Server
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article Frequently Asked Questions & Highlights for Cluster Server  Source:

Microsoft Cluster Service Basics
A good basic intro to MSCS that includes a mini-FAQ and a summary of best practices Source:

NT Clusters
A look at improvements in Windows 2000 Clustering and additional third party products by Barrie Sesinsky, Source: Windows & .NET Magazine  (Nov 1999)

Planning a Windows 2000 Server Cluster: Configuring and Planning a Windows Server Cluster
Setting up a cluster can be a great way to protect your data or to increase the speed of a Web site. Source: EarthWeb (Oct 8, 2000)

Planning a Windows 2000 Server Cluster: Choosing the Cluster Type that's Right For You
Network load-balancing cluster models or cluster servers with a shared hard disk array: how to determine which kind of Windows 2000 server cluster meets your technical and business needs. Source: EarthWeb (Oct 7, 2000)

Planning a Windows 2000 Server Cluster: Is a Server Cluster Right for Your Organization?
Take advantage of the benefits a server cluster can bring: high-application availability, scalability, and simplified network management. Source: EarthWeb (Sept 28, 2000)

Planning a Windows 2000 Server Cluster: Network Load Balancing Clusters
When you're setting up an NLB cluster, you can choose among four models depending on your situation. Each model has specific hardware requirements and unique advantages and disadvantages. Source: EarthWeb (Oct 8, 2000)

What's New in Microsoft Windows 2000 Cluster Server
This document (in PDF format) provides an overview of the enhancements of Cluster service in Windows 2000 Advanced Server, the features of the Cluster Tool utility, and future directions for Cluster service. Source: Compaq

Windows Clustering and Geographically Separate Sites 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 280743 - You can create many geographically-distributed solutions by adding data-replication software and extended Local Area Network (LAN) hardware to existing, already certified configurations. However, these solutions radically change the nature

Windows Clustering Technologies: Cluster Service Architecture
This white paper focuses on the architecture and features of the Cluster service and describes its terminology, concepts, design goals, key components, and planned future directions.


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