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Change the properties of a group

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To change the properties of a group

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

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

  3. In the details pane, click the group you want.

  4. On the File menu, click Properties.

  5. Click each tab and set the various properties for the group.


  • 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.

  • The settings on the tabs give general information about the group and define how it performs during failover and failback.

  • Every new cluster includes at least one default group: Cluster Group. This group contains the settings for the default cluster and some typical resources that provide generic information and failover policies. Do not delete or rename the Cluster Group or move the resources in it.

    It is important to keep the Cluster Group separate. If another resource is added to this group and the resource fails, it may cause the Cluster Group to fail also, making it impossible to access the cluster using the cluster name.

    If the quorum resource is located in the Cluster Group and that resource group is moved, state change operations for other resource groups will be blocked until the Cluster Group move is completed.

    The availability of the quorum resource takes priority over failover policies set for other resources in the Cluster Group.

  • You can use the default groups as templates for creating your own groups. For example, you might add an IP Address resource, Network Name resource, and a Generic Script IIS FTP service resource to Disk Group 1, and then rename the group FTP Group.

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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