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IpAddress specifies details about a cluster's virtual IP address, not associated with the cluster. At least one IP Address setting must be specified.

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.

Child Elements



Specifies the name of the virtual IP address.

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


Specifies the IP address for the cluster's virtual IP address.


Specifies the network mask for the cluster's virtual IP address.

Valid Passes

Parent Hierarchy

Applies To

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

XML Example

The following XML output specifies details about the cluster's virtual IP address.

<IpAddress wcm:keyValue="Ip1">