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Enable Network Load Balancing Manager logging

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To enable Network Load Balancing Manager logging

  1. Open Network Load Balancing Manager.

  2. Click Log Settings in the Options menu.

  3. Check Enable logging and specify a name and location for the log file.


  • 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.

  • Network Load Balancing Manager logging is different from the logging of events generated by the Network Load Balancing service. Network Load Balancing Manager logging records only events related to the use of Network Load Balancing Manager. To view events related to the Network Load Balancing service, you must use Event Viewer. For more information, see Related Topics below.

  • You should always manage a Network Load Balancing cluster from a trusted and secure computer, particularly when logging is enabled. The Network Load Balancing Manager log file contains potentially sensitive information about the Network Load Balancing cluster and hosts, so it must be properly secured. By default, the log file inherits the security settings of the directory in which it is created, so you might have to change the explicit permissions on the file to restrict read and write access to those individuals who do not need full control of the file. Be aware that the individual using Network Load Balancing Manager does require full control of the log file. For more information, see Related Topics below.

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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