Delete Shared Directory Cluster Resources

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Deleting shared directory cluster resources

  • Using the Windows interface

  • Using the command prompt

To delete a shared directory cluster resource using the Windows interface

  1. Open Cluster Administrator: click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Cluster Administrator

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

  3. In the details pane, double-click the group that contains the resource you want to delete, and then click the resource.

  4. On the File menu, click Take Offline.

  5. When the resource is offline, on the File menu, click Delete.

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To delete a shared directory cluster resource using the command prompt

  1. Open the command prompt with elevated privileges.

    1. Click the Start button, and select All Programs.

    2. Select Accessories.

    3. Right-click the command prompt, and select Run as administrator.

  2. Type the following:

    cluster [ClusterName] resource "ResourceName" /offline /wait[:Timeout]

  3. Then, type:

    cluster [ClusterName] resource "ResourceName" /delete

    Argument Description


    The name of the cluster you want to manage.


    The name of the cluster resource.


    The number of seconds cluster waits before canceling the command if it does not successfully complete. If /wait is specified without this value, cluster waits indefinitely or until the resource state changes.


To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:
cluster /?

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