Dec 22, 2011
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Is it possible to install SQL instances with different Collations in a SQL Cluster

Question

We have a two node active-active SQL Server 2008 Cluster. Running on Windows Server 2008 R2.

The three excisting instances have Latin1_General_CI_AS as the Server Collation. I need to add an instance with SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS as the Server Collation.

Is this a supported configuration?

Answer

Every MSSQL Server instance is a complete, stand-alone database server system.

The Server collation is, therefore, unique to each instance.

This is obvious when you install an instance – you can specify the server collation at that moment.

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