Cannot ping IP addresses after you enable Network Load Balancing on network adapter

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SYMPTOMS

When you enable Network Load Balancing on the network adapter, you can no longer ping any of the IP addresses bound to that network adapter from another system.

CAUSE

Network Load Balancing in Windows 2003 requires the following support in network cards: the network adapter must support multi-packet receive indications. There is a limited number of server-class network adapters that fall in this category.

RESOLUTION

Use a server-class network adapter that supports multi-packet receive indications. To determine whether your network adapter supports multi-packet receive indications, download and run the Chknic.exe tool. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb693323.aspx Chknic.exe is included in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit.

MORE INFORMATION

The following is an example of the output from the Chknic tool:
Device : Intel(R) PRO/100+ MiniPCI
Physical address : 00-D0-59-10-EC-C6
Device is supported by NLB

Device : Xircom Ethernet Adapter 10/100
Physical address : 00-80-C7-E4-B5-E4
Device is not supported by NLB

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Article ID: 816910 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 4.7
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
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