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Rename a resource

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To rename a resource

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

  2. In the console tree, click the Resources folder.

  3. In the details pane, click the resource you want to rename.

  4. On the File menu, click Rename.

  5. Type a new name for the resource.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Cluster Administrator, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Cluster Administrator.

  • Changing the name of a resource does not affect the failover policy for that resource or for the other resources in the group to which it belongs. Also, changing the resource name does not affect the dependencies that other resources might have on the resource.

  • The resource name is only used for administrative purposes.

  • The resource name must be unique within the same cluster; other clusters may use the same resource name.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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