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Create a new 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 create a new resource

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

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

  3. In the details pane, click the group to which you want the resource to belong.

  4. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Resource.

  5. In the New Resource Wizard, type the appropriate information in Name and Description, click the appropriate information in Resource type and Group, and then click Next.

  6. Add or remove possible owners of the resource, and then click Next.

  7. To add dependencies, under Available resources, click a resource, and then click Add.

    Or, to remove dependencies, under Resource dependencies, click a resource, and then click Remove.

  8. Repeat step 7 for any other resource dependencies, and then click Next.

  9. Set resource properties in the resourceParameters dialog box, where resource is the name of the resource type.

    Different resource types contain different configuration information in their respective dialog boxes.

    For more information on setting resource properties, see Related Topics.


  • 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.

  • Before adding a resource to your cluster, you must verify that the following are true:

    • The type of resource is either one of the basic types provided with the Windows Server 2003 family or a custom resource type provided by the resource vendor.

    • A group already exists within the cluster to which your resource will belong.

    • All dependent resources have been created.

  • A resource that fails frequently can affect its associated Resource Monitor and other resources interacting with that Resource Manager. For this reason, a separate Resource Monitor is recommended for any resource that has failed repeatedly in the past.

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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