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Resource Types

Cluster resources are categorized by type. Failover Clustering defines several types of resources and provides resource DLLs to manage these types. Third-party developers are encouraged to create new types to fit the specific needs of their cluster-aware applications and services. By creating a new resource type, developers can have more control over how failover clusters manage their application or service.

The following default resource types are included with all failover clusters.

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008:  

The following resource types are not supported:

For more information on working with resource types, see the following topics.