Security Considerations for Deploying Compute Nodes in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

Updated: October 2010

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008 R2

The topics in this section describe security considerations related to the deployment of compute nodes in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2.

The following topics provide information related to using the Pre-Boot Execution Environment (PXE) for deployment of compute nodes:

The following topic provides information about an option that is available in compute node templates (used for adding compute nodes from bare metal). The option described in this topic makes it nearly impossible to log on to the compute node using the built-in local Administrator account, so that any local administrative access occurs only through an account you create and place in the local Administrators group on the compute node:

The following topic provides information about a way to configure compute nodes that allows users to perform tasks by connecting through Remote Desktop to an interactive console session:

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