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Describes the length of time a request from a node with a cluster state update will wait for replies from the other healthy nodes before the request times out. Any nodes that do not reply within the request time out period will be removed from active membership in the cluster. The following table summarizes the attributes of the RequestReplyTimeout property.

Attribute Value
Data type DWORD
Access Read/write
Minimum 5 minutes
Maximum 1440 minutes (24 hours)
Default 60 minutes


The constant for this property is CLUSTER_REQUEST_REPLY_TIMEOUT.


The property value portion of a property list entry for RequestReplyTimeout can be set with the following example code.

DWORD          RequestReplyTimeoutData = 60;
CLUSPROP_DWORD RequestReplyTimeoutValue;

RequestReplyTimeoutValue.Syntax.dw = CLUSPROP_SYNTAX_LIST_VALUE_DWORD;
RequestReplyTimeoutValue.cbLength  = sizeof(DWORD);
RequestReplyTimeoutValue.dw        = RequestReplyTimeoutData;


Minimum supported client
None supported
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise

See also

Cluster Common Properties