EqualLoad specifies whether the load is distributed equally across all nodes.


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 that the distribution of the load is uniform for all nodes in the cluster. A default load weight of 50 is assigned to each node in the cluster. This is the default value.


Specifies that the number specified in the LoadWeight setting is used to increase or decrease the load relative to other nodes in the cluster.

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Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLoadBalancing-Core | Clusters | Cluster | Portrules | Portrule | EqualLoad

Applies To

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

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