How to delete a cluster resource in Windows 2008


  • WE have a two node Windows 2008, with only file shares in the cluster resource, when we tried to delete any of the shares that exist in that cluster resource we are getting access denied.     Do we use the Failover ClusterManagement tool or do we use windows Explorer?     
    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:27 PM

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  • Totally confused now, we went into the failover cluster management tool stop the share of the resource we wanted delete.  It does stop the sharing but then we go into Windows explorer and try to delete the actually folder and it says the folder is being used by another process and cannot be deleted.

    Do we have to wait until the next failover to delete these folders?

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:56 PM
  •  You need to find out if any process has a open handle to the shared folder or a file in the shared folder.
    You can use Process Explorer and search for the folder while you are running ProcessMonitor in handle modes. Stopping that process should allow you to delete the folders.

    You can download Process Explorer from
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:14 AM
  • We opened a call with Microsoft support at this point.    They have not been able to determine what is causing our problem with deleting resources yet.   I will keep everyone posted.   Thanks again for the reply to this thread.
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 9:18 AM
  • Eric

    can you explain what resource you are trying to delete ?
    (as Windows 2008 Failover Cluster does not have a "FileShare resource" anymore, you cluster a "FileServer")

    Monday, October 06, 2008 11:48 AM
  • The problem we had, there is a hotfile for it - KB949857  

    We think it is resolved.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Thursday, October 09, 2008 12:45 AM