Chapter 20. IPv6 on the Microsoft Corporate Network

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the current configuration of IPv6 on the Microsoft corporate network.

  • Describe the short and long-term plans for IPv6 on the Microsoft corporate network.

  • List the deployment planning and recommendations based on Microsoft’s experience.


Microsoft has deployed IPv6 on the Microsoft corporate intranet, hereafter referred to as the Corpnet, beginning in 2001. IPv6 was introduced for the following reasons:

  • To provide an infrastructure for product development and research

    Microsoft has made and continues to make investments in researching IPv6 technologies and enabling its products and services to fully support IPv6. ...

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