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How do you determine what the Witness server is on SQL Server 2012 HA Cluster

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Heyas,

As the above title, How do you determine what the Witness server is on SQL Server 2012 HA Cluster?

SQL Server seems to show nothing, anywhere in Windows Server 2012 I can check?

Thank you.
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by:Dr. Klahn
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These two sites discuss the issue, which apparently is not as simple as it should be.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178655.aspx

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic548461-146-1.aspx
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Vitor Montalvão earned 250 total points
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A Cluster doesn't have a witness.
The witness server is used for Mirroring solutions.
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by:Máté Farkas
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Maybe this one:
select * from sys.database_mirroring_withnesses

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by:Eugene Z
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if you meant  clustered Witness File Share location   -- quorum

you can check this from the Cluster Manager Console
Or Using PS script:
Get-ClusterQuorum
Get information about the quorum configuration of a failover cluster.
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by:Zack
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Heyas,

My apologies it's a database mirroring witness server. I have found its name of the Witness Server via our network admin where is this configured inside SQL server?

Thank you.
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by:Zack
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Found it myself in Database -> Properties -> Mirroring thank you for the assistance.
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