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Install and Configure Microsoft Network Load Balancing on Windows 2008.

No comments December 29th, 2010

I’m always being asked about Microsoft Network Load Balancing, so I figured I would document the steps.  While there are many ways NLB can be configured, this is just a base configuration that can be expanded upon. 

The following steps will need to be performed on ALL NODES that will reside within the NLB Cluster. 

Open Server Manager, you can open this several different ways in Windows Server 2008. Probably the quickest way to open Server Manager is to right click “My Computer” and choose “Manage”, another way is open “Control Panel” go to “Program and Features” and select “Turn Windows features on or off”. A third way to open it is “Server Manager” option under Administrative Tools. 

  1. Select Features from the Server Manager menu on the left.
  2. Press Add Features.

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