Clustered Servers in a Workgroup

Posted on 2006-05-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I'm looking at a Windows network and all of the servers & workstations belong to a workgroup.  There's no domain.  Two of the servers are running Windows 2003 Standard Editioin and they are both running the cluster service.  All the PCs are in a workgroup.

I thought that for clustering to work the servers HAD to be in a domain and/or had to be domain controllers, and/or dns servers.  None of that is the case.

I want to convert the network to a domain.  Any suggestions as to how to proceed?  Do I just pick one of the clustered servers and promote it to DC?

Question by:sfjacobs
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    Do not use cluster nodes for domain controllers - it can be done, but it's generally not recommended.  Use another server for your domain controller.

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