A. Whenever you create a cluster, you typically configure an external shared disk. However, to experiment with the clustering functionality, you can alternatively install a local quorum disk by performing the following steps:

  1. From the Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. In the left pane of the Add/Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. Select Cluster Service and click Next to finish the setup.
  4. From \%systemroot%\cluster, run cluscfg -localquorum to start the Cluster Service Configuration Wizard.
  5. Follow the wizard's directions to configure the local quorum disk.

After you configure the disk, you can proceed with the rest of the cluster configuration process as usual.