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Though this is very simple and very straight forward for most of you (who works on cluster day-in and day-out), it isn’t same for people from other side of the world. And I could not find any single link which talksabout this, so though to document it. I was working with a customer on an MSMQ case where we wanted to run few tools against clustered MSMQ resource. Now since MSMQ was clustered I can’t use local command prompt to interact with the clustered MSMQ. So the need was to create a clustered command prompt in the same group as MSMQ is. Would also be helpful for my team members and our customers. So here we go…..
1- Go to the cluster administrator
2- Select the group which owns MSMQ clustered resource
3- Right click on the Group ->New -> Resource
4- Under “New Resource” window, select “Resource Type” as “Generic Application” and give it a name, click on Next
5- Select both the nodes as possible owner, click on Next
6- Under “Dependencies” add the “Network name” as the dependencies, click on next
7- Under “Generic Application Parameters” enter the values as mentioned and check both the check boxes, click on next.
8- Click Finish on the “Registry Replication” window
9- You will see a new resource getting created in offline mode.
10- Bring this resource online (make sure you are on the same server as the owner column indicates). As soon as you bring it online, it will pop up a command prompt. Run “Hostname” on the command prompt and it should show the Network name of the MSMQ resource
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