migrating a server 2019 failover cluster

Dufley, Gary - Prinovis UK Ltd 21 Reputation points


I was trying to use Remove-ClusterNameAccount to migrate a failover cluster onto a new domain, the process worked on a new test machine

However I got the output

Remove-ClusterNameAccount : Removing cluster name account failed.
One or more nodes in the cluster are running a version of Windows that does not support this operation
At line:2 char:1

  • Remove-ClusterNameAccount -Cluster CLUSTER01 -Delete ...
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Remove-ClusterNameAccount], ClusterCmdletException
  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : Remove-ClusterNameAccount,Microsoft.FailoverClusters.PowerShell.RemoveClusterNameAccount

the servers are running 2019, however I think the cluster may have been created on 2016 (and servers had an inplace upgrade)

can you suggest anything please


Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server Clustering
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Clustering: The grouping of multiple servers in a way that allows them to appear to be a single unit to client computers on a network. Clustering is a means of increasing network capacity, providing live backup in case one of the servers fails, and improving data security.
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  1. risolis 8,706 Reputation points

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