Cannot remove alternate FileShareWitness (FSW)

Posted: June 12, 2012 in Exchange 2010
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Today I had to remove an outdated alterante FileShareWitness entry from a customers’ DAG.

Within the Exchange Management Console it’s not possible to remove but only to replace the alternate FSW – the alternate FSW must not be empty.

The solution for this problem is using ADSIEdit to remove the alternate FSW entry:

Navigate to this path:

CN=Configuration,DC=DOMAIN,DC=LOCAL
CN=Services
CN=Microsoft Exchange
CN=EXCHANGE_ORG
CN=Administrative Groups
CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)
CN=Database Availability Groups
CN=YOUR-DAG-NAME -> Right click properties

Klick “Modify” and than hit “Delete” for the follwoing attributes:

msExchAlternateFileShareWitness
msExchAlternateFileShareWitnessDirectory

Cheers,

Chris

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Comments
  1. Robin says:

    THANKS BRO

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