NLB: Windows Installation and Configuration 2012R2 / 2016 – Network Load Balancing

Installing NLB

The installation of the Network Load Balancing feature is to be done on each node of the cluster.


1. Open a PowerShell command prompt as an administrator and enter the following command to install the NLB role and administrative tools:

Install-WindowsFeature NLB,RSAT-NLB

2. Wait during the installation.

Installation en cours 2/2

3. Installation completed, close the PowerShell window.

Installation terminée

Graphic mode

1. From the server manager, click Manage 1 / Add Roles and Features 2.

Gestionnaire de serveur

2. When launching the wizard, click Next 1.

Assistant installation

3. Type of installation, choose Role-based or feature-based installation 1 and click Next 2.

Type d'installation

4. Select the server 1 where NLB should be installed and click Next 2.

Choix du serveur

5. When selecting roles, click Next 1.

Rôles serveur

6. Features: Check Network Load Balancing 1.

Fonctionnalité NLB

7. Click Add Features 1 to confirm the addition of dependencies.

Ajout des dependances

8. Click Next 1.


9. Confirm the installation by clicking Install 1.

Confirmer l'installation

10. Wait during the installation …

Installation en cours 1/2

11. Installation completed, exit the wizard by clicking Close 1.

Installation terminée