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Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)

Contributor(s): Toni Boger

Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) is a service that provides high availability (HA) for applications such as databases, messaging and file and print services.

MSCS was first introduced in Windows Server 2003 to support server clustering. A cluster connects two or more servers together so that they appear as a single computer to clients.

This was last updated in December 2012

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