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Node evicted while offline and trying to add it back.

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Evicted node 3 while it was offline. Got it back online, still sees the cluster but is not participating. Node 3 is not listed under cluster management.

When you try adding node 3 back it says it already belongs to a cluster.

How can I add this node back to the cluster?
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You'll have to remove the cluster service from this machine before you can add it back.
First separate this machine from the network, then try the "last node" option described here:
How to uninstall the Cluster service on a Windows Server 2003 cluster
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282227
If this doesn't work, try the command line option listed,
cluster node nodename /forcecleanup

Then re-join it to the cluster.
The usual precautions apply.
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