How To Start Hyper-V cluster Without Quorum

Some time the quorum is on storage disk and in certain case this disk is not mounted there for the culster do not start, to force start the cluster :

Using Powershell

To force a cluster to start without a quorum
  1. Start an elevated Windows PowerShell via Run as Administrator.
  2. Import the FailoverClusters module to enable cluster commandlets.
  3. Use Stop-ClusterNode to make sure that the cluster service is stopped.
  4. Use Start-ClusterNode with -FixQuorum to force the cluster service to start.
  5. Use Get-ClusterNode with -Property NodeWeight = 1 to set the value the guarantees that the node is a voting member of the
Import-Module FailoverClusters

$node = "Always OnSrv02" 
Stop-ClusterNode -Name $node 
Start-ClusterNode -Name $node -FixQuorum  

(Get-ClusterNode $node).NodeWeight = 1

Get-ClusterNode-Cluster| Format-Table -property NodeName, State, NodeWeight

Using Net.exe

To force a cluster to start without a quorum
  1. Use Remote Desktop to connect to the desired cluster node to force online.
  2. Start an elevated Command Prompt via Run as Administrator.
  3. Use net.exe to make sure that the local cluster service is stopped.
  4. Use net.exe with /forcequorum to force the local cluster service to start.
net.exe stop clussvc 
net.exe start clussvc /forcequorum  

After the cluster start make sure you have a valid quorum settings !

Good Luck

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