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Rename Resource Groups

Need the ability to rename resource groups either via PowerShell or the new portal.

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    Jonathan FreelandJonathan Freeland shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • johnjohn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same issue, wow, who in MS signed this design off! Change in business functions, departments, company mergers - so many reasons to rename resources.

      • Trond HaugmoTrond Haugmo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since moving resources from one RG to another cannot be done with certain objects (for example when certs have been assigned to web apps) it is very frustrating that a resource group cannot be renamed.

      • Fayez MohammedFayez Mohammed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was surprised when I went back to rename my resources and could not, Opened a support case requesting they do it (assuming that feature was locked for us), and I was quite shocked to hear that its by design that you cannot rename resources. It would take a lot of additional hours to go in and redeploy all those resources with the correct name now. This is quite a flaw in my opinion, not sure what security constraints are attached to it that Microsoft has locked the renaming feature on the resources. Please get this addressed ASAP. Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to add my .02 and vote this gets added as a "feature" or just a normal development standard moving forward. ;)

      • David NemethDavid Nemeth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Renaming resource groups is treated like a resource move behind the scenes" <- Please tell me, it's not how you plan to solve this!
        I might miss the point, but using the display name as ID doesn't sound to be a best practice for me.

      • Almiro AlvesAlmiro Alves commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really miss that a lot. I think this is the basics and should have Azure for all services. It is not possible for Azure to use the services name as a key not to allow its change. Something terrible to believe!

      • Thomas SchmidtThomas Schmidt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely agree with the comments below, the name is a human readable descriptive reference and needs to be editable, the GUID should be the unique resource thread!

      • Mike MalterMike Malter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes please. Resource groups have been implemented and now we have a list of resource groups with the the tag CloudServices imbedded in the name. Yesterday I opened a case because I could not understand why all of our Cloud Services were appearing in the Resource Group display on the portal. Seems that when Resource Groups were implemented, the exact name used for Cloud Services was used for Resource Groups. Only thing is that our naming convention requires the type of resource to be the suffix of the name - so it looked like the portal was broken and it confused everyone including the Microsoft tech. We got it worked out, but we really need a rename function so we can get the embedded Cloud Service suffix replaced. At this point you guys should really know better and always give the ability to rename something. Thank you.

      • PRISMA Computer GmbHPRISMA Computer GmbH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm completely shocked to hear that resources are really identified and related by their names and not by their GUID or whatever other kind of resource ID!!! Otherwise it's not explainable why a simple rename of a resource means moving the resource instead of just giving an unique identifier another human readable name... ridiculous!!

      • Paul MartinPaul Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes- we need this too! I agree that it is ridiculous that we can't change a the display name.
        I only wish that I could move all resources to a new group, but with app services, and SendGrid, moving ain't so simple!

        I understand that the API paths are built on resource group names, so they are imbedded in the infrastructure more deeply than just a visual display, but if we could provide a friendly display name for each resource, it would certainly make my life much easier!

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