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DAG and FSW issues

Posted on 2014-01-28
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I have a 2 (AD)site exchange 2010 DAG set up.  I moved the FSW to a third site on a Domain controller (I know not optimal).  I recently shut down one site and thought that the high availability would keep the second site on line as the FSW and the one Server(hub/mailbox) would accomplish having the 2 votes needed to have quorum and stay on line and take over.

I look at the cluster properties and it shows that the FSW is still the old one I initially set up.  It also shows that the Quorum type is nodeandfilesharemajority.

Any help would be much appreciated!

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by:Rajitha Chimmani
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Each cluster resource has private and public properties. Refer the link below and check if you see your changes.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351172.aspx
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by:cdshreve
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Should have let you all know we have Win 2008 R2 boxes for the Exchange servers and the DC.
Since it is a DC you can't add the Exchange Trusted Subsystem universal security group to the local Administrators group on it but it let exchange create the folders and files.

Other than that I think I covered everything in that article....
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Malli Boppe earned 500 total points
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You probably havn't moved thre FSW properly.
Can you run the below commands to move it to the third site.

http://www.msexchange.org/kbase/ExchangeServerTips/ExchangeServer2010/HighAvailability/MoveFileShareWitnessFSW.html
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by:cdshreve
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That is the command I used to move it to the third site and I added the actual directory.

So I tried moving it to a CAS server on the 2nd site, and it works like a charm.  soooo, it looks to be an issue with the DC in the third site.  Could it be a FW issue?  What ports does it use to communicate to the FSW?
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