Use the following procedure to delete a Network Load Balancing (NLB) cluster.

You can also perform the task described in this procedure by using Windows PowerShell. For more information about using Windows PowerShell for NLB clusters, see

When you are using Network Load Balancing (NLB) Manager, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the host that you are configuring, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If you are configuring a cluster or host by running NLB Manager from a computer that is not part of the cluster, you do not have to be a member of the Administrators group on that computer.

To delete a Network Load Balancing cluster
  1. To open NLB Manager, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Network Load Balancing Manager. You can also open NLB Manager by typing Nlbmgr at a command prompt.

  2. If Network Load Balancing Manager does not list the cluster, connect to the cluster.

  3. To delete the cluster, right-click the cluster on which you want to disable Network Load Balancing and choose Delete Cluster. All existing connections to the hosts in the cluster will be lost and the cluster will no longer exist.