Move a group to another node

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

To move a group to another node

  1. Open Cluster Administrator.

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

  3. In the console tree, click the group you want to move.

  4. On the File menu, click Move Group.

  5. In clusters with more than two nodes, select Best Possible or select the node to which you want to move the group.

    For more information on the logic used for the Best Possible option, see "Determining failover and move policies for groups" in 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.

  • After the transfer, the new node owns all resources in the group. Verify that the Owner column in the details pane reflects this change.

  • A list of the nodes in the cluster appears only in clusters containing three or more nodes.

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.

See Also


Move a resource to another group
Server Cluster groups
Determining failover and move policies for groups