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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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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Going through the painful exercise of tidying up over 150 resource groups for two of our subscriptions, had to follow the incredibly slow process of moving 200 traffic manager profiles from one resource group only to find it failed for two profiles which resulted in them getting deleted by the failed request which resulted in a ticket to Microsoft to recover the two profiles which in turn caused two clients sites to go down as the DNS could not be routed correctly. Luckily this was all in our pre production environment and Microsoft fixed the move process so it did not delete objects if the move was unsuccessful!

        Seriously, had all this pain because we wanted to rename a "descriptive bit of text".

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1

        I think it has been firmly established that this is a big deal to your customers.

        MS, you might want to put some effort into isolating the display names from functionality so we can use them as we see fit.

      • Eric McStravick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Only been requested for 3+ years. This seems like a giant oversight to base ANYTHING on an objects name. If it's so hard, just hide the "NAME" field from the interface and give us a description field that is a copy of name...

      • john 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 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 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 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 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 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!

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