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Key specifies the name of the port rule used by the cluster. The name is specified as an attribute in the port rule.

To enable this Network Load Balancing setting, the NetworkLoadBalancingFullServer package must be enabled in the Windows image you are installing. To do this, use Windows System Image Manager to add the Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package to your answer file, and then configure the NetworkLoadBalancingFullServer package to enable it. For more information about adding and configuring packages, see the OEM Preinstallation Kit User's Guide or the Windows Automated Installation Kit User's Guide.




Specifies the name of the port rule.

This XML attribute does not appear in the Properties pane of Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM) until you add IPAddress to the answer file.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Passes

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Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLoadBalancing-Core.

XML Example

<Portrule wcm:keyValue="Portrule1">