We have a scheduled power outage that we need to turn off all servers. We have an active/passive sql 2005 cluster that we need to power off. I know we power down the passive server first then the active one, but what about the SQL Services? On non-cluster servers, we turned off the services prior to doing a Start > Shutdown. Is it best to use SQL Service Configuration Manager to turn off the SQL services or Cluster Administrator? Or when doing a shutdown of the computer will it automatically stop the services? What is the best practice turning the cluster off completely? The more I research this topic, the more confused I get. Thank you for your assistance.