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I'm unable to add/import the Failover Clustering Powershell module in Windows 7 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am unable to load the failover cluster module on my Win 7 machine because it isn't listed. I've installed RSAT SP1 and have enabled the Failover Clustering Tools feature. I can see/access the Failover Cluster Manager gui in my admin tools folder. I have the x64 version of Win 7 installed on my system. I disabled and re-enabled the Failover Clustering Tools feature and I still can't see the FailOver module when I run Get-Module -ListAvailable. It just isn't there.

    What am I missing?


    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:07 PM

Answers

  • The Failoverclusters module relies on the cluster service running on Windows 2008 R2/2012. The module will not work on Windows 7 client machines (no cluster service).

    As a workaround you could use Powershell remoting to to remote from you Windows 7 machine to the cluster server OR use WMI remotely from your Windows 7 machine. If you go the WMI route here's a few functions I've created for retrieving cluster information:

    http://poshcode.org/2886

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:46 PM

All replies

  • The Failoverclusters module relies on the cluster service running on Windows 2008 R2/2012. The module will not work on Windows 7 client machines (no cluster service).

    As a workaround you could use Powershell remoting to to remote from you Windows 7 machine to the cluster server OR use WMI remotely from your Windows 7 machine. If you go the WMI route here's a few functions I've created for retrieving cluster information:

    http://poshcode.org/2886

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:46 PM
  • http://ramazancan.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/how-to-use-powershell-in-failover-clustering-part-1/

    Did it use to work or this gentleman just mistaken?

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:50 PM
  • I believe he is mistaken. In my testing I found the cluster service/feature must be installed on the machine from which failoverclusters module is run--so, no Windows 7 support.
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:01 PM
  • Thanks, this was driving me nuts...
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:04 PM