Network Load Balancing service failed to start

Posted on 2004-11-30
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Everytime I boot Windows Server 2003, I get the error message below regarding network load balancing.  This server is installed on my laptop for testing purposes, and does not need this service enabled.  I cannot find in the services control panel anywhere what is causing this service to start, or how to disable it.

How can I disable this service from attempting to start so I don't get this error anymore?

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.
Question by:gmahler5th
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    Accepted Solution

    Experienced that myself; here's the solution:
    You receive event ID 7000 even though Network Load Balancing is not installed
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    Expert Comment

    Network load balancing is a driver that is installed on clusters (on members). It can be found in the network properties. Select one nic and choose properties; there is NLB. You don't need to uninstall it, just to disable it.

    Author Comment

    I had already disabled the NLB on my network connections... still experienced the problem.  I followed the steps found in the MS article, and that fixed the problem.


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