10.14. Installing the IPv6 Stack

Problem

You want to install and configure the IPv6 stack on a server.

Solution

Windows Server 2003 provides native support for IPv6, but Windows 2000 does not. To install the IPv6 stack for Windows 2000, you need to first download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=27B1E6A6-BBDD-43C9-AF57-DAE19795A088&displaylang=en.

Run the executable and extract the files to a folder on your server. Then install the protocol stack by running setup.exe. If you are running Service Pack 2 or later (and hopefully you are), you have to perform some additional steps to get the installation to work. By default if you run the setup program it will complain about the system not being at Service Pack 1. Follow the directions on the following site to fix the problem: http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sdks/platform/tpipv6/faq.asp.

Once you have the stack installed, you should follow the steps outlined in the graphical user interface instructions to configure it for a particular network connection (which also applies to Windows Server 2003).

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open the Control Panel.

  2. From the Network Connections applet, double-click the connection you want to install IPv6 for.

  3. Click the Properties button.

  4. Click the Install button.

  5. Select Protocol and click the Add button.

  6. Select Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 and click OK.

  7. Click Close.

Using a command-line interface

The following command installs the IPv6 stack. It must be run directly on the ...

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