On a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer, you may receive the following event ID in the system event log during startup:
Event ID: 7000 Event Source: Service Control Manager Description: The Network Load Balancing service failed to start due to the following error:The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.Network Load Balancing is not installed on the system.
You receive this event ID even though the Network Load Balancing service is not installed on the computer.
This issue may occur if the Network Load Balancing service is referenced as a component in the startup group of a third-party service.
To prevent this event ID from appearing in the system event log, modify the
registry value (if it exists). To do so, follow these steps.Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Start Registry Editor. To do so, click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
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