How to Rename/Move Azure Resource Groups (GUI and CLI)


Have you ever created an Azure Resource Group (RG) and realized later that you’d misspelled the name? Or maybe even used the wrong name completely! Your initial reaction would probably be to rename the Azure Resource Group. But can you?

Unfortunately, Azure does not support renaming an RG. This rename function request has been in limbo since 2014. If you’ve only created the RG and have not added resources to it yet, the quickest workaround is to delete the RG and create a new one.

But if the RG is not empty, you obviously cannot delete it right away to start over. What do you do then? Lucky for you, this article will teach you the next best thing—to move resources to a new RG as a way to rename Azure Resource Groups. Let’s get started!


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