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From "Willis, Trevor" <>
Subject [users@httpd] httpd service doesn't start when run from failover cluster on Windows Server 2008 64 bit
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:33:32 GMT

I am trying to run apache as a service on a failover cluster (the OS for
the nodes is 2008 server enterprise x64). When started from the services
MMC there is no problem, however when run by bringing the service in the
failover cluster management online it fails.

In the event viewer apache churns out the usage statement, there is
nothing in Apaches own log directory.

I have tried ensuring the installation path is short with no spaces (I
read another post, see below, and the conclusion seemed to be that this
could be an issue) however this made no difference.

I replaced the httpd.exe with a simple program that just wrote all the
arguments to a file, the arguments were identical in both cases:


I turned off UAC which had no effect. I have also looked at the code to
try and see anything obvious in that area but haven't spotted anything..
I'm assuming there's some difference in the access rights or environment
or similar that is causing the issue. 

If there are any further thoughts on the cause of this or possible
workarounds I'd be grateful, otherwise I guess I'll try and raise a

Many Thanks


(title of a previous mail thread about this issue "httpd service not
starting on Windows 2008 (64bit) through Microsoft Failover Cluster") -
I seem to have different results from the last poster in that I find the
parameters passed to be the same for both methods of invoking httpd.exe

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