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Microsoft Cluster Configuration Validation Wizard (ClusPrep)

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  • Version: 1
  • Category: Application
  • Language: English

ClusPrep tests a collection of servers for proper configuration before they are set up to be a Microsoft Server Cluster.

  • The Microsoft Cluster Configuration Validation Wizard, a.k.a. "ClusPrep", is a validation tool that does a complete system inventory and runs focused tests on servers that are configured and ready for Microsoft Server Cluster installation (in other words, before the servers are a cluster). ClusPrep will also run the inventory and many of these same tests after clustering is installed, however, because of their potentially disruptive nature, most storage tests are not run if the servers are already a cluster.

    ClusPrep will validate that your system is configured properly by taking inventory of your system configuration and highlighting discrepancies in service pack levels, driver versions, etc.; evaluating and testing your network and storage configuration.

    If the results of your ClusPrep execution do not show errors (viewable in detail from the XML report) then you can have a high level of confidence that your subsequent cluster installation and/or operation will be successful.

    ClusPrep is a “client/server” tool: you install it on one machine (must be installed on a 32-bit architecture machine), and it drives tests on a collection of server machines (can be any architecture). All drivers and test agents are automatically installed on the servers as part of ClusPrep operation. In other words, the only install you do is on the machine from which you initiate the testing.


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clusprep.exe4d861c5487d82f4b85694b21da9df9333d0424361.00 MB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

  • ClusPrep will NOT install on Windows Vista (installer limitation).You Can Install ClusPrep ONLY On 32-bit Computers Running

    Windows XP, SP2 or better
    Windows Server 2003, R2, RTM, or SP1

    You Can Run Tests Against Computers Running

    Windows 2000 Advanced Server, SP4
    Windows 2000 DataCenter Server, SP4
    Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, R2, RTM or SP1, 32- or 64-bit
    Windows Server 2003 DataCenter Edition, R2, RTM or SP1, 32- or 64-bit

Installation Instructions

  • Download and run the self-extracting installer.