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Windows 7 want to run IPv6 rather then IPV4?

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  • Hi,

    I´ve got win7 clients in an Windows2003 domain.

    When I installed a Win2008 server R2 and configured it to be DHCP; all clients experienced problems with the network.
    The client could not connect to any resources outside the subnet, and could not ping at all (not on IP or DNS).

    So; I deactivated the scope and reactivated the scope on the "old" DHCP-server (Win2003) = everything works fine....
    The only differce between these two sopes are that the one on the Win2008R2 is configured with IPV6 option.

    Could that be the reason? Windows 7 takes the IPV6 settings if they are avalible instead of IPv4 settings?

     


    //Got to love it!
    Monday, November 01, 2010 7:04 AM

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  • Windows 7 takes the IPV6 settings if they are avalible instead of IPv4 settings?

    Hi IsaServer,

    Yes, Windows 7/2008 R2 uses IPv6 in favor over IPv4. Most OS's does this as default. Even Windows server 2003/XP does it if you install IPv6 support.


    Kind regards Tim Nilimaa IT Consultant at Mindgrape (Sweden) Please remember to mark this answer as helpful if it helped you.
    • Marked as answer by IsaServer Friday, November 05, 2010 7:23 AM
    Monday, November 01, 2010 9:15 AM

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  • Windows 7 takes the IPV6 settings if they are avalible instead of IPv4 settings?

    Hi IsaServer,

    Yes, Windows 7/2008 R2 uses IPv6 in favor over IPv4. Most OS's does this as default. Even Windows server 2003/XP does it if you install IPv6 support.


    Kind regards Tim Nilimaa IT Consultant at Mindgrape (Sweden) Please remember to mark this answer as helpful if it helped you.
    • Marked as answer by IsaServer Friday, November 05, 2010 7:23 AM
    Monday, November 01, 2010 9:15 AM
  • Windows 7 takes the IPV6 settings if they are avalible instead of IPv4 settings?

    Hi IsaServer,

    Yes, Windows 7/2008 R2 uses IPv6 in favor over IPv4. Most OS's does this as default. Even Windows server 2003/XP does it if you install IPv6 support.


    Kind regards Tim Nilimaa IT Consultant at Mindgrape (Sweden) Please remember to mark this answer as helpful if it helped you.

    Ok, that explains the problem. Thank you.
    //Got to love it!
    Friday, November 05, 2010 7:23 AM