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New ways to do familiar Network Load Balancing tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

New ways to do familiar Network Load Balancing tasks

The following table lists common tasks for configuring and managing Network Load Balancing. The user interface for performing these tasks is different in the Windows Server 2003 family of products from the way it was in Windows 2000. Although the Windows 2000 procedures are still valid, in most cases the new procedures are the recommended methods.

 

If you want to In Windows 2000 use In the Windows Server 2003 family of products use

Enable Network Load Balancing

Network and Dial-up Connections on each host.

Network Load Balancing Manager. For more information, see Enable Network Load Balancing.

Configure cluster parameters

Network and Dial-up Connections on each host.

Network Load Balancing Manager. For more information, see Configure cluster parameters.

Add a host

Network and Dial-up Connections on each host.

Network Load Balancing Manager. For more information, see Add a host.

Configure host parameters

Network and Dial-up Connections on each host.

Network Load Balancing Manager. For more information, see Configure host parameters.

Create, edit, or remove a port rule

Network and Dial-up Connections on each host.

Network Load Balancing Manager. For more information, see Create a new port rule, Edit an existing port rule, and Remove a port rule.

Perform basic Network Load Balancing commands: Stop, Start, Suspend, Resume, Drain, Drainstop

Wlbs.exe.

either Network Load Balancing Manager, nlb.exe, or wlbs.exe. For more information, see Perform Basic Network Load Balancing Operations and Nlb.

Disable Network Load Balancing

Network and Dial-up Connections on each host.

Network Load Balancing Manager. For more information, see Remove a host from a Network Load Balancing cluster and Remove all hosts from a Network Load Balancing cluster.

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