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Is it possible to make a load balancing cluster that uses 2 win7 machines with IIS installed.

I want to make a cluster between 2 such machines.

I figured out how to add the Network Load Balancing Manager feature to WIN7 and I am using this tutorial.

Can this be done, because so far by trying to connect to those machines? I haven't managed to make them work as a Win2008Server R2.

The error I receive is :

Could not locate NLB on specified computer.

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Windows 7 does not support Network Load Balancing. I'd suggest you'd use a Server OS such as Server 2008 R2. –  tombull89 May 24 '13 at 9:39
    
Yes, this is what I am really asking, whether this is possible using Win7 –  Floradu88 May 24 '13 at 9:47
    
@Floradu88 I have no idea what 2in7 means, but you're using the wrong operating system for this job. End of discussion, really. –  Dan May 24 '13 at 9:49
    
@Dan It means win7 won't work, this is the answer I was trying to get. Add this as an answer. –  Floradu88 May 24 '13 at 9:51
    
@Floradu88 Fair comment, sorry. We have lots of people come by who won't accept the answer :) –  Dan May 24 '13 at 10:06

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Windows 7 does not support network load balancing. You will need to install a Server OS such as Windows Server 2008, trial versions of which can be found on the Microsoft website.

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