The CLUSCTL_GROUP_GET_COMMON_PROPERTY_FMTS group control code retrieves the name and data format of each common property (section of the designated group.

The common properties of a group are the part of the group's non-volatile configuration data that is maintained in the cluster state and whose schema is defined by the server.

After successful completion of this method, the server MUST write a PROPERTY_LIST structure (section to the buffer that is designated by lpOutBuffer. If the lpOutBuffer buffer is not large enough to accommodate the string, error 0x000000EA (ERROR_MORE_DATA) MUST be returned.

Protocol version 2.0 servers SHOULD fail this method by using error code 0x00000001 (ERROR_INVALID_FUNCTION).

The server SHOULD accept a CLUSCTL_GROUP_GET_COMMON_PROPERTY_FMTS group control code request if its protocol server state is read-only, and the server MUST accept the request for processing if it is in the read/write state, as specified in section 3.1.1.