ICMPFilteringEnabled specifies whether the Network Load Balancing cluster will load balance Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) traffic.


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 cluster will load balance ICMP traffic.


Specifies that the cluster will not load balance ICMP traffic. ICMP traffic will be passed through the NLB driver on all nodes. This is the default setting.

Valid Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-NetworkLoadBalancing-Core | Clusters | Cluster | ICMPFilteringEnabled

Applies To

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

XML Example

The following XML output specifies that the cluster will not load balance ICMP traffic.