Currently have a local LAN with one WindowsServer2003 machine and several XP machines. Everything works normal, users can share folders, etc.

Decided to install the IPv6 protocol on all machines, and unchecked Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Now, the machines can't connect to each other. What am I missing to enable IPv6 on my LAN?

  • Does this help ? – Sathyajith Bhat Dec 2 '10 at 15:16
  • no...but thanks though... – eych Dec 2 '10 at 15:20
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    Are you sure your router/switch support IPv6? – Nifle Dec 2 '10 at 15:32

Perhaps looking through this article will help. It's for a home LAN but most of the stuff is relevant to a Server based LAN too. This is the oficial Microsoft document on setting up an IPv6 LAN


Internet Explorer is the only IPv6 capable application in those operating systems, however the DNS client cannot do lookups over IPv6, but can lookup IPv6 addresses.

Either upgrade or run a dual stack network. You can workaround the lack of DNS support by using a third party DNS proxy.

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