Right click on the group or the main item that everything is dependant upon and click on Take Offline or Offline or similar. That will shutdown the SQL server on both nodes. The resources will still be assigned to the same node if you want to bring it back up, but you just do that for each resource group / clustered service and then drop the nodes. If you are in an active / active cluster, the groups will fail over but won't start. I think you have to have the DS back up in 24 hours if I remember correctly? Or am I getting confused again? Berny _____ From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nagarajan Haridas Sent: Friday, 12 May 2006 11:54 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Server Cluster Node shut down procedure All I have Citrix Data Store residing on 2 SQL Cluster nodes (Microsoft Server Cluster). Citrix Data Store resides in SAN volume. I do have a SAN Maintenance so I need to shutdown the 2 SQL Server nodes. Can anybody provide the procedure of shutting down the SQL nodes? Does Cluster Service need to be stopped prior to shutdown on both the nodes.. Is there any priority in shutting down both servers? If so while turning on the 2 Servers after maintenance where the Cluster Service needed to be started from? Can any one comment on this .. Thanks Nagarajan Disclaimer "This message is not an official communication of SLK Software. The sender of this message is neither acting as an agent nor in any other capacity for or on behalf of SLK Software. SLK Software accepts no responsibility or liability in connection with the posting of this message."