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Remove all hosts from a Network Load Balancing cluster

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To remove all hosts from a Network Load Balancing cluster

  1. Open Network Load Balancing Manager.

  2. If Network Load Balancing Manager does not already list the cluster, connect to the cluster.

  3. Right-click the cluster on which you want to disable Network Load Balancing and choose Delete Cluster.

Important

  • To start Network Load Balancing Manager, open a Command prompt. From the command window, type NLBMgr, and then press ENTER.

    If you can not use Network Load Balancing Manager, you can disable Network Load Balancing through Network Connections Properties on each host.

Notes

  • When using Network Load Balancing Manager, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the host that you are configuring, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. If you are configuring a cluster or host by running Network Load Balancing Manager from a computer that is not part of the cluster, you do not need to be a member of the Administrators group on that computer. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • To start Network Load Balancing Manager, open a Command prompt. From the command window, type NLBMgr, and then press ENTER.

  • To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections. Right-click the Local Area Connection on which Network Load Balancing is installed, and then click Properties.

  • After performing this procedure, all existing connections to the hosts will be lost and the cluster will no longer exist.

  • When Network Load Balancing is enabled for use with a network adapter in multicast mode, a manually configured media access control (MAC) address, which may have been optionally assigned to the adapter, will be removed after Network Load Balancing is later disabled. When the adapter is subsequently reinitialized (typically when the computer is restarted), the network adapter will revert to its factory-assigned MAC address. To avoid this problem, be sure to reassign the adapter's manually configured MAC address after disabling Network Load Balancing.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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