What permissions in AD do you need to install WSFC

What permissions is minimum i AD to install WSFC
Asle KibsgaarddbaAsked:
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Ben HartCommented:
Windows Services Failover Clustering right? Should only need local admin rights on the servers you intended to be part of the cluster.
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Asle KibsgaarddbaAuthor Commented:
Thanks , bit maybe sound a little strange to me that you not need more since the cluster name is a Virtual Computer Object that has it's own permissions in AD ? Do you have any Reference for this ?
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Ben HartCommented:
I do not.. I've never installed this myself.. and Googling came up with nothing.  Worst case, install it with Domain Admin rights.. or are you wanting to specifically avoid that?
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Asle KibsgaarddbaAuthor Commented:
I only want to know with certenty that I can install with the rights that I already have in AD. To be sure I get no problems with the installation  after it is done.
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Ben HartCommented:
What rights in AD do you have?  According to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189910.aspx 

During SQL Server Failover Cluster installation, computer object (Active Directory computer accounts) for the SQL Server Network Resource Name is created. In a Windows Server 2008 cluster, the cluster name account (computer account of the cluster itself) needs to have permissions to create computer objects. For more information, see Configuring Accounts in Active Directory.

To create a failover cluster, you must be a local administrator with permissions to log on as a service, and to act as part of the operating system on all nodes of the failover cluster instance.

WSFC must be able to verify that the failover clustered instance is running by using the IsAlive check. This requires connecting to the server by using a trusted connection. By default, the account that runs the cluster service is not configured as an administrator on nodes in the cluster, and the BUILTIN\Administrators group does not have permission to log into SQL Server. These settings change only if you change permissions on the cluster nodes.
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Asle KibsgaarddbaAuthor Commented:
I think you are now writing about SQL Server Failover cluster installation, not Windows Server Failover Cluster installation.
With Sql Server Failover cluster Installation , I agree it shoul be sufficently with loacl adminsitrator on both nodes.
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Ben HartCommented:
Ahh gotcha.. the biggest hits I can find are SQl related.
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Ben HartCommented:
Hmm Im not help.  All the search results are for SQL :(
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Asle KibsgaarddbaAuthor Commented:
Ok, thanks anyway, somebody else that can help ??
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Asle KibsgaarddbaAuthor Commented:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771404.aspx

Account for administering the cluster: When you first create a cluster or add servers to it, you must be logged on to the domain with an account that has administrator rights and permissions on all servers in that cluster. The account does not need to be a Domain Admins account—it can be a Domain Users account that is in the Administrators group on each clustered server. In addition, if the account is not a Domain Admins account, the account (or the group that the account is a member of) must be delegated Create Computer Objects and Read All Properties permissions in the domain. For more information, see Failover Cluster Step-by-Step Guide: Configuring Accounts in Active Directory (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139147).
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Asle KibsgaarddbaAuthor Commented:
Nobody helped me find this solution, it is a bit disaapointin that a simply question like this could not be readily answered by the experts.
And the problem must have been interesting to most of the experts that work with mssql servers , so if you experts cannot answer a simple question like this I am really disappointed over you.
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