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I am trying to create a New Cluster for Always On Availability Groups.

On Failover Cluster Manager when I try to add the cluster nodes I get the following error:

Computer X is joined to a cluster.

After some research on the internet I found out that it could be because the Nodes I am trying to add were previously members of another cluster, even though the cluster doesn't exist anymore but the nodes are still acting as node to an existing cluster.

One solution that I saw on several places was to use powershell to forcibly remove the node;

But when I execute the command it just sits there and doesn't do anything.

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How can I remove this orphaned node of an old cluster?

Any ideas any pointers are much appreciated, Thank you.

  • You did not use force clause plus systax should be like PS C:\> Remove-ClusterNode –Name node4 -Force. This will remove node from local cluster – Shanky Dec 3 '16 at 16:54
  • Thanks @Shanky I have also tried this but again it just sits there and does nothing. – M.Ali Dec 3 '16 at 17:05
  • So it asks for response from your side are you entering it like Yes , NO ? – Shanky Dec 3 '16 at 17:06
  • nope it just sits there and then error out saying: the service did not respond to start or request in timely fashion – M.Ali Dec 3 '16 at 17:09
  • I have just managed to remove one node using the command in the question on other two servers it is throwing the same exception Service did not respond.... – M.Ali Dec 3 '16 at 17:10

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