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Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1


Gets the default load balance policy for MPIO devices.


Get-MSDSMGlobalDefaultLoadBalancePolicy [ <CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

The Get-MSDSMGlobalDefaultLoadBalancePolicy cmdlet gets the default load balance policy for Microsoft Multipath I/O (MPIO) devices. You can use the Set-MSDSMGlobalDefaultLoadBalancePolicy cmdlet to change the policy. Microsoft Device Specific Module (MSDSM) applies this policy only to devices that it claims after you set the policy.

The cmdlet returns a string that contains one of these values:

-- None. No currently configured default load balance policy.
-- FOO. Fail Over Only.
-- RR. Round Robin.
-- LQD. Least Queue Depth.
-- LB. Least Blocks.



This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters (


The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.


The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • System.String


Example 1: Get load balance policy

This command gets the global default load balance policy, in this case, RR for round robin.

PS C:\> Get-MSDSMGlobalDefaultLoadBalancePolicy 

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