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Windows Cluster and Storage Spaces Prerequisite Roles and Features

Each cluster member server requires a set of Windows Roles and Features to be installed and configured.

Note: These prerequisites must be installed on every cluster node.

Open a PowerShell window and run the following commands on all nodes.  At the end of this procedure each node will require a reboot.

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

# ***Install Hyper-V***

Install-WindowsFeature –Name Hyper-V –IncludeAllSubFeature –IncludeManagementTools

# ***Add RSAT tools***

Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS-Tools -IncludeAllSubFeature -IncludeManagementTools

# ***Install Failover Clustering***

Add-WindowsFeature Failover-Clustering -IncludeManagementTools

# ***Install File Services***

Add-WindowsFeature File-Services

# ***Install File Services Resource Manager ***

Install-WindowsFeature –Name FS-Resource-Manager –IncludeManagementTools

# ***Install AD Powershell CmdLets***

Install-WindowsFeature -Name RSAT-AD-Powershell

# ***Reboot***

shutdown -r -t 0

It is not required but highly recommended that Windows Update be run at this point.   Windows Update will apply updates to the new prerequisite roles and features just added.   This will have to be applied to every cluster server member.

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