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failover cluster created test unable to remove

Posted on 2015-01-05
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created a test failover cluster with 3 nodes  using Windows Server 2012R2 when i removed the cluster using the failover cluster manager one node failed to remove and now I cannot remove the cluster.  the cluster still show in Server Manager however it does not show in Failover Cluster manager.  When I try to create a new cluster and include all 3 nodes I receive the error message that HV3 ( the node name)  is already in a cluster.  from powershell using the Get-Cluster cmdlet it does report the cluster as there and will not allow me to remove it.

could use some help cleaning up a failed experiment.
Thanks
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Paul MacDonald earned 500 total points
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Some combination of these processes should help:

Forcibly removing Failover Cluster Feature after Cluster Failure

Remove-ClusterNode commandlet
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Many thanks
I did have to use the scorched earth approach shown in the registry edit.  removed the features and roles, restarted and then added them back.
I was able to create another cluster and include all 3 nodes.
again my thanks and the testing continues.
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Happy to help.   I've had to go through this process once or twice myself.   Fortunately, Microsoft Clustering is pretty reliable and these sorts of problems are rare.
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