I went with changing the Quorum back to default (even though I don't have a
disk to act as witness for these clusters); then just re-created the File
Share Witness. Worked like a charm.

Thanks

On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Michael B. Smith <mich...@smithcons.com>
wrote:

> How many physical nodes?
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> As long as all your nodes are online and the FSW isn’t casting a vote, you
> should be able to remove the duplicate FSWs. That being said, switching to
> Node Majority (if all nodes are online), deleting all the FSWs, switching
> back to FSW in the new location is also easy.
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> *From:* listsad...@lists.myitforum.com [mailto:listsadmin@lists.
> myitforum.com] *On Behalf Of *Michael Leone
> *Sent:* Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:28 AM
> *To:* ntsysadm@lists.myitforum.com
> *Subject:* [NTSysADM] Problems with changing File Share Witness
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> So I have 3 different clusters, all of which use the same File Share
> Witness (different shares, but all on the same server). And that FSW server
> is going away ...
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> So I set up a new share on a different server, and went to change one of
> the clusters to use it. I was able to add the new share (i seem to have
> done it twice, stupidly). So now I see *3* file share witness entries:
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> 1. old FSW - shows ONLINE
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> 2. new FSW - shows ONLINE
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> 3. new FSW - shows ONLINE (this is the same share as in #2).
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> I want to remove #1 completely, regardless (and also #3, which is
> redundant). And searches tell me that in order to remove a FAILED FSW, you
> have to change back to NODE MAJORITY. Then switch back to FSW, specifying
> the new location.
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> Does that still apply in my case, where I just want to remove a FSW that
> is *not* FAILED? Or can I just REMOVE that entry? I haven't found anything
> that says what to do in this case.
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