IMS on clustered server

IMS on clustered server

Post by Chri » Mon, 20 Jan 2003 01:02:58

Hi all,
I read that oficially Instant Messaging is not supported on clustered Ex2k
servers. Did anyone overcome this limitation? How?



IMS on clustered server

Post by Jack Xu [MSF » Tue, 21 Jan 2003 10:44:48

Hello Chris,

Not all Exchange 2000 Server components work in a clustered environment.
For more information about the Components Supported in a Clustered
Environment, and the Unsupported Components, please refer to the following
KB article:

HOW TO: Implement Exchange 2000 Server on a Windows 2000-Based Cluster;en-us;328875

Jack Xu
Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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        We have just had a cluster server installed and Exchange has been
installed on to it. A default Exchange installation was done on the active
node and the update ran on the passive node. My question is what is the
process for installing the IMS. I have installed the IMS as standard on the
Active node and got a message that this service needs installing on the
passive node. However when I try to install it on the passive node I get an
error saying it already exists. However when I try the failover process from
the active node to the passive node the IMS does not start up. I know I have
missed something out but I'm not sure what.Any suggestions would be helpful



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