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I run a small 3 node, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V Cluster. When running the Validate Cluster utility I receive a warning under the "Validate Resource Status" heading that says:

"This resource is marked with a state of 'Offline'. The functionality that this resource provides is not available while it is in the offline state. The resource may be put in this state by an administrator or program. It may also be a newly created resource which has not been put in the online state or the resource may be dependent on a resource that is not online. Resources can be brought online by choosing the 'Bring this resource online' action in Failover Cluster Manager."

The server that is referenced used to exist but has since been decommissioned, the server has been shut down for several months and the Active Directory Computer account for it has been deleted. How do i fully remove this server form the cluster so that i don't see this warning anymore?
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by:Philip Elder
ID: 41857860
Does the now gone node show up in Failover Cluster Manager?

If yes, right click and EVICT.
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by:NapaValleyNetworks
ID: 41857958
It wasn't a cluster node, it was a guest VM.... Sorry for the confusion.
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by:Philip Elder
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Does the guest VM show up in Failover Cluster Manager?

Open Hyper-V Manager and click on each node until the ghost is found. Delete it from the node.
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by:NapaValleyNetworks
ID: 41860723
The Guest VM does not show in cluadmin.msc or the  virtmgmt.msc snap-ins on any of the cluster nodes.
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by:Philip Elder
ID: 41860788
On a node in an elevated PowerShell:

Get-ClusterGroup
Get-ClusterResource

Might be best to output to TXT and attach that to your response depending on the results.
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by:NapaValleyNetworks
ID: 41860803
The decommissioned server I'm trying to remove is CVDC-RDS-1, results are below:

PS C:\Users\Administrator.domain\Desktop> Get-ClusterGroup

Name                                    OwnerNode                               State                                  
----                                    ---------                               -----                                  
Available Storage                       CVDC3                                   Online                                
Cluster Group                           CVDC3                                   Online                                
CVDC-AMS-1                              CVDC1                                   Online                                
CVDC-BTReport-1                         CVDC2                                   Online                                
CVDC-DC-1                               CVDC1                                   Online                                
CVDC-FMAudit-1                          CVDC1                                   Online                                
CVDC-FPS-1                              CVDC1                                   Online                                
CVDC-RDS-4                              CVDC1                                   Online                                
CVDC-RDS-5                              CVDC2                                   Online                                
CVDC-RDS-6                              CVDC3                                   Online                                
CVDC-SQL-1                              CVDC3                                   Online                                
CVDC-Webtrack-1                         CVDC1                                   Online                                
CVDC-WOS-1                              CVDC3                                   Online                                
vmturbo64-opsmgr-5_5                    CVDC3                                   Online                                

PS C:\Users\Administrator.domain\Desktop> Get-ClusterResource |fl


Name         : CAUCVDC-hnv
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CAUCVDC-hnv
ResourceType : Distributed Network Name

Name         : CAUCVDC-hnvResource
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CAUCVDC-hnv
ResourceType : ClusterAwareUpdatingResource

Name         : Cluster Disk 1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : Available Storage
ResourceType : Physical Disk

Name         : Cluster IP Address
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : Cluster Group
ResourceType : IP Address

Name         : Cluster Name
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : Cluster Group
ResourceType : Network Name

Name         : Quorum2
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : Cluster Group
ResourceType : Physical Disk

Name         : SQL-Backups-Passthrough
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-SQL-1
ResourceType : Physical Disk

Name         : SQLDB-PassThrough
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-SQL-1
ResourceType : Physical Disk

Name         : SQLLOGS-PassThrough
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-SQL-1
ResourceType : Physical Disk

Name         : SQLTEMP-PassThrough
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-SQL-1
ResourceType : Physical Disk

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-AMS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-AMS-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-BTReport-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-BTReport-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-DC-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-DC-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-FPS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-FPS-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-RDS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-FMAudit-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-RDS-4
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-RDS-4
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-RDS-5
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-RDS-5
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-RDS-6
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-RDS-6
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-SQL-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-SQL-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration CVDC-Webtrack-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-Webtrack-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration cvdc-wos-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-WOS-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine Configuration vmturbo64-opsmgr-5_5
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : vmturbo64-opsmgr-5_5
ResourceType : Virtual Machine Configuration

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-AMS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-AMS-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-BTReport-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-BTReport-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-DC-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-DC-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-FPS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-FPS-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-FMAudit-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-4
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-RDS-4
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-5
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-RDS-5
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-6
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-RDS-6
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-SQL-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-SQL-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-Webtrack-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-Webtrack-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine cvdc-wos-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-WOS-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

Name         : Virtual Machine vmturbo64-opsmgr-5_5
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : vmturbo64-opsmgr-5_5
ResourceType : Virtual Machine
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Philip Elder earned 500 total points
ID: 41860817
Remove-ClusterResource "CVDC-RDS-1" -force

Or:

Remove-ClusterResource "Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-1" -force

I suspect the second will do the job.
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by:NapaValleyNetworks
ID: 41860846
the cmdlet "Remove-ClusterResource "Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-1" -force" removed the reference to

Name         : Virtual Machine CVDC-RDS-1
State        : Online
OwnerGroup   : CVDC-FMAudit-1
ResourceType : Virtual Machine

but now, in the Failover Cluster Manager, the Information Column for the VM CVDC-FMAudit-1 says, "A virtual machine resource was not found in clustered virtual machine 'CVDC-FMAudit-1'." Clicking Information Details shows the attached.Information Details
I'm wondering if someone didn't repurpose the original CVDC-RDS-1 as CVDC-FMAudit-1.... the VM CVDC-FMAudit-1 is still up and reachable though.
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Author Comment

by:NapaValleyNetworks
ID: 41860852
the cmdlet

Add-ClusterVirtualMachineRole CVDC-FMAudit-1

Seems to have fixed it, thanks for your help!
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Author Closing Comment

by:NapaValleyNetworks
ID: 41860854
Thank you so much!
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by:Philip Elder
ID: 41860858
Kewl. Glad to help point you in the right direction.
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