Server 2008 - Forces boot to Secondary Plex
Posted on 2012-12-28
Server 2008 (not R2) x64 at SP2.
Server had software RAID 1 (mirror). First disk went bad and was removed. We DO NOT want to replace it. We want to run as single-disk system going forward.
System was booted to the Secondary Plex. In the Disk Manager console, the mirror was removed and the missing disk entry was removed. Remaining disk shows as single non-mirred volume now.
PROBLEM: Even though there is only 1 disk now, and the mirror set was removed, the system requires selecting Secondary Plex to boot. At bootup, the system still displays the 2 options--
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 - Secondary Plex
This requires manual intervention to select Secondary Plex at bootup. System will not boot to first option, and displays a message about a missing disk. We have to go back and manually choose Secondary Plex to boot.
How do we make (what was) the 2nd disk, no longer be listed as Secondary Plex so the system will boot normally as a single-disk system?