Configuring IIS 7.0 in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster


To configure IIS 7.0 in a clustered environment using Windows Server failover clustering, you have to use custom code (.vbs script) to enable such a high availability scenario.

If this is something you are considering then this KB Article is a must read.  Microsoft still recommends Network Load Balancing (NLB) be used as the primary method for providing scalability and availability for IIS 7.0.

About wesmacdonald

Wes MacDonald is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server Consulting Firm providing premium support and guidance services.

2 Responses to “Configuring IIS 7.0 in a Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster”

  1. Hi Wesmacdonald,

    This is Samir Nigam from India. I’m working on web based application in cluster environment (Win Server 2008). I’m facing a problem. There are two servers L1 & L2 in cluster. When L1 is UP then is no problem. All database services, reporting services and IIS start automatically. But when L2 is UP then all services start automatically except IIS at L2. I’ve to start manually. Before that it was working fine. How to fix this problem. Can you help me in this regards?

    Regards,
    Samir Nigam,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: