Can't uninstall server 2008 cluster server

smantz
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I destroyed my cluster not realizing that cluster services was not started.  Know when I try to uninstall cluster services I receive  the message:
This server is an active node in a failover cluster.........    It will not let me continue and the service won't start.  Any ideas without wiping out two nodes and reloading?
-SM
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smantzDirector of Technology

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No, It is windows  Server 2008 R2 clustering services on the base machines.
what does the passive node say as it's state?
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smantzDirector of Technology

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Doesn't matter at this point.  Check this link out:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/chrad/archive/2009/11/02/failover-cluster-snafu-forcibly-removing-failover-cluster-feature-after-cluster-failure.aspx

It worked like a charm.  I had to use the very last path at the bottom of the post.
Thanks
SM
smantzDirector of Technology

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Well,
I spoke to soon.  This allows you to remove the service, but when it is reinstalled, it comes bck with the same issues!  Back to the drawing board!

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Have the nodes been evicted?

could try from the command prompt:
cluster[[/cluster:]ClusterName] node NodeName /FORCE

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739895(WS.10).aspx
state of the passive node?

you can try to  evict or cleanup

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