Microsoft KB Archive/247709

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Cluster.exe Create Command Resource Name Must Match Resource Type Name Not Display Name

Article ID: 247709

Article Last Modified on 2/28/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

This article was previously published under Q247709


When you run the following command to create a new Message Queuing cluster resource (as displayed in the Cluster Administrator interface), an error message is generated, and the command does not complete successfully

cluster name res MSMQ /CREATE /GROUP:ClusGrp /TYPE:"Message Queuing"

where MSMQ is the new cluster resource name as displayed in Cluster Administrator and the result of the cluster /res command. The following error message is generated:

Creating resource 'MSMQ'...

System error 2 has occurred.
The system cannot find the file specified.


This problem can occur because Windows 2000 Server Clusters (MSCS) includes a default resource type for Microsoft Message Queuing Services (MSMQ). These resources have a different display name than the resource type name. The display name is "Message Queuing" and the resource type name is "MSMQ." Note that you can see these values by executing the following command, although because these are not equal to each other, the command does not work:

cluster name restype


To work around this problem, use the following command instead:

cluster nameres MSMQ /CREATE /GROUP:ClusGrp /TYPE:"MSMQ"


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


This problem may also occur with other cluster resource types if the display name does not match the resource type name. Also, this process would be necessary if you are installing in an unattended mode, and could have a negative impact if not understood completely.

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