Failover clustering in different domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    can i configure windows and sql server clustering in different domain account or not?

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:28 PM


  • Windows Server Failover Clustering requires that all host computers be in the same domain.  The Clustering Service runs under a machine account, not a domain account in Windows 2008R2 and higher.

    SQL Server Failover Clustering requires the service account for an instance be the same on all nodes.  Different instances can run under different service accounts.

    Geoff N. Hiten Principal Consultant Microsoft SQL Server MVP

    • Proposed as answer by PrinceLucifer Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:46 AM
    • Marked as answer by Fanny Liu Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:25 AM
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:03 PM