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Network Load Balancing (NLB) has the same feature set as Windows Load Balancing Service (WLBS) in Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. It provides the ability to distribute network client load across up to 32 nodes in a cluster.
Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS) or server clusters provide failover functionality for programs that have state information that is stored on a disk that can be owned by any node in the cluster or is stored in the registry that is replicated through the quorum disk resource.
These two components work well together in a two or three tier application model running on separate computers. Be aware that running these two components on the same computer is unsupported and is not recommended by Microsoft due to potential hardware sharing conflicts between Cluster service and Network Load Balancing.
If support is needed on a computer that has both the Cluster service and Network Load Balancing installed, one of these components must be removed. To uninstall either of these components, use the appropriate method.
Computer must run the Cluster serviceIf your computer must run the Cluster service in a server cluster, remove NLB from the Network and Dialup Connections tool. To do this, follow these steps:
Computer must run NLBIf your computer must run NLB, remove the Cluster service. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282227/ )How to uninstall the Cluster service on a Windows Server 2003 cluster
Article ID: 235305 - Last Review: May 9, 2008 - Revision: 4.4
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