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Cluster Name

The Cluster Name resource type is used to provide an alternate computer name for an entity that exists on a network. When included in a group with an IP Address resource, a Cluster Name resource provides an identity to the group, allowing the group to be accessed by network clients as a failover cluster instance.

The following table summarizes the characteristics of the Cluster Name resource type.

Required dependencies IP Address resource
Required private properties Name
Optional private propertiesNone


A Cluster Name resource type has two Name properties.

Name private propertyThe name that is published on the network as a computer name.
Name common resource propertyThe name of the resource itself.


Windows Server 2003:  The Cluster Name resource type was known as the Network Name resource type.



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