step by step Windows Server 2019 File Server clustering With powershell or GUI #Cluster #HA #Azure #WindowsAdminCenter #WindowsServer2019

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Next step is adding the File server Role to the Cluster and add the HA File Share.

In this case I have a fail over disk and I use the File Server for general use.

So when adding the Disk it is not showing the disk. This is The disk is added to the cluster but the disk isn’t formatted!

Keep in mind that formating the cluster disk while it is online is not possible. You need to set the disk in maintenance mode else the format will fail.

So after the disk format we will see the Disk appear and can be added to the File server

After this the File server is up and running. As you can see the setup is screen intense, building this with PowerShell is a lot faster.


Next step is adding the file share.

go for the Quick setup

Pick the disk…

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