Interface specifies the interface name or interface MAC address that you bind to Network Load Balancing. This is a required setting.


To enable this Network Load Balancing setting, the NetworkLoadBalancingFullServer package must be enabled in the Windows image you are installing. To do this, use Windows System Image Manager to add the Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package to your answer file, and then configure the NetworkLoadBalancingFullServer package to enable it. For more information about adding and configuring packages, see the OEM Preinstallation Kit User's Guide or the Windows Automated Installation Kit User's Guide.



Specifies the name of the interface or the interface MAC address.

This string type does not support empty elements. Do not create an empty value for this setting.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLoadBalancing-Core | Clusters | Cluster | Interface

Applies To

For the list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLoadBalancing-Core.

XML Example

The following XML output specifies the name of the interface.

<Interface>Local Area Connection 2</Interface>
<!-- Optionally, you can use the MAC address.  For example, <Interface>00-30-6E-12-9F-5E</Interface>  -->