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Remove-Cluster

Brian Lich|Last Updated: 3/28/2017

SYNOPSIS

Destroys an existing failover cluster.

SYNTAX

Remove-Cluster [[-Cluster] <String>] [-CleanupAD] [-Force] [-InputObject <PSObject>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
 [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Remove-Cluster cmdlet destroys an existing failover cluster. The affected servers will no longer function together as a cluster.

This cmdlet deletes all copies of the cluster configuration database on all cluster nodes.

Note: This cmdlet cannot be run remotely without Credential Security Service Provider (CredSSP) authentication on the server computer.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

PS C:\> Remove-Cluster

This example prompts the user for confirmation, then destroys the local failover cluster and removes cluster configuration information from the cluster nodes.

Example 2

PS C:\> Remove-Cluster -Force

This example destroys the local failover cluster and removes cluster configuration information from the cluster nodes. The cmdlet does not prompt for confirmation.

Example 3

PS C:\> Get-Cluster -Name Cluster1 | Remove-Cluster -Force -CleanupAD

This example destroys the cluster named Cluster1, removes cluster configuration information from the cluster nodes, and deletes the cluster objects in Active Directory. The cmdlet does not prompt for confirmation.

PARAMETERS

-CleanupAD

Specifies that when the cluster is destroyed, the objects in Active Directory that are associated with the cluster are removed.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Cluster

Specifies the name of the cluster on which to run this cmdlet. If the input for this parameter is . or it is omitted, then the cmdlet runs on the local cluster.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: 0
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Force

Runs the cmdlet without prompting for confirmation. By default the cmdlet will ask for confirmation from the user before proceeding.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-InputObject

Specifies the cluster to destroy.

Type: PSObject
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: 

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: False
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters.

INPUTS

Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.Cluster

OUTPUTS

None

NOTES

Get-Cluster

New-Cluster

Start-Cluster

Stop-Cluster

Test-Cluster

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