To customize the way your clustered service or application works, you can add a resource.
Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at
|To add a resource to a clustered service or application|
Ensure that the software or feature that is needed for the resource is installed on all nodes in the cluster.
In the Failover Cluster Manager snap-in, if the cluster that you want to configure is not displayed, in the console tree, right-click Failover Cluster Manager, click Manage a Cluster, and then select or specify the cluster that you want.
If the console tree is collapsed, expand the tree under the cluster that you want to configure.
Expand Services and Applications, and then click the service or application that you want to add a resource to.
Under Actions (on the right), click Add a resource.
Click the resource that you want to add, or click More resources and then click the resource that you want to add. If a wizard appears for the resource you chose, provide the information requested by the wizard.
In the center pane, right-click the resource that you added and click Properties.
If the property sheet includes a Parameters tab, click the tab and then configure the parameters that are needed by the resource.
Click the Dependencies tab, and then configure the dependencies for the resource. Click OK.
In the console tree, select the service or application (not the individual resource), and then under Actions (on the right), click Show Dependency Report.
Review the dependencies between the resources. For many resources, you must configure the correct dependencies before the resource can be brought online. If you need to change the dependencies, close the dependency report and then repeat step 9.
Right-click the resource that you just added, and then click Bring this resource online.
- To open the failover cluster snap-in, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Failover Cluster Manager. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Yes.
- Modifying the Settings for a Clustered Service or Application
- Configure a Service or Application for High Availability
- For design and deployment information for failover clusters, see