This Test Lab Guide Mini-Module describes how to configure Corpnet subnet of the Base Configuration test lab for IPv6-only connectivity. You configure DC1 as a DHCPv6 server and as an advertising router for the Corpnet subnet, disable IPv4 on all intranet hosts, and then show that all network, Active Directory, and application connectivity works in the IPv6-only environment.
Note  These instructions are designed to quickly configure the Corpnet subnet of a working base configuration test lab for IPv6 only. To learn about default, ISATAP, and native IPv6 connectivity, see the Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate IPv6.
If you are running the base configuration test lab in a virtual environment, you can create snapshots of the virtual machines (VMs) for all of the test lab computers before performing the following procedure.
Configuring an IPv6-only Intranet
To configure DC1 as the IPv6 router and DHCPv6 server:
1.       On EDGE1, in the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig, and then press ENTER. Notice the link-local IPv6 address (beginning with “fe80”) that is assigned to the Corpnet interface. Write the address here: __________________________________
2.       On DC1, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
3.       In the Command Prompt window, type the following commands
netsh interface ipv6 add address Corpnet 2001:db8::1111
netsh interface ipv6 add route 2001:db8::/64 interface=Corpnet publish=yes
netsh interface ipv6 add route ::/0 interface=Corpnet nexthop=link-local address of EDGE1’s Corpnet interface publish=yes
4.       On DC1, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click DHCP.
5.       In the console tree of the DHCP snap-in, open dc1.corp.contoso.com, right-click IPv6, and then click New Scope.
6.       On the Welcome page, click Next.
7.       On the Scope Name page, type Corpnet in Name, and then click Next.
8.       On the Scope Prefix page, type 2001:db8:: in Prefix, and then click Next.
9.       On the Add Exclusions page, click Next.
10.    On the Scope Lease page, click Next.
11.    On the Completing page, click Finish.
12.    In the console tree of the DHCP snap-in, open IPv6, right-click Server Options, and then click Configure Options.
13.    On the General tab, select 0023 DNS Recursive Name Server IPv6 Addresses, type 2001:db8::1111 in New IPv6 address, click Add, and then click OK.
14.    In the Command Prompt window, type the following command:
netsh interface ipv6 set interface Corpnet advertising=enabled forwarding=enabled otherstateful=enabled advertisedefaultroute=enabled
15.    Connect CLIENT1 to the Corpnet subnet.
16.    In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all, and then press ENTER. Notice that there are now IPv6 addresses beginning with "2001:db8::" assigned to the Local Area Connection adapter and that the DNS servers assigned to the Local Area Connection adapter includes 2001:db8::1111.
Note: CLIENT1 and other computers on the Corpnet configure at least two IPv6 addresses starting with "2001:db8::". One from DC1 acting as an advertising router (stateless) and another from DC1 acting as a DHCPv6 server (stateful). IPv6 hosts do not configure a 2001:db8::/64 route for the Corpnet subnet based on the address received from DC1 acting as a DHCPv6 server. Therefore, DC1 must also advertise the route, resulting in at least two IPv6 addresses with "2001:db8::".
To configure the Contoso intranet for IPv6-only and demonstrate connectivity:
1.       On CLIENT1, right-click the network icon in the notification area, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
2.       In This connection uses the following items, clear Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click OK.
3.       In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all, and then press ENTER. Notice that all IPv4 address configuration for the Local Area Connection interface has been removed.
4.       On DC1, right-click the network icon in the notification area, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings, right-click Corpnet, and then click Properties.
5.       In This connection uses the following items, clear Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click OK.
6.       Right-click Corpnet2, and then click Properties.
7.       In This connection uses the following items, clear Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click OK.
8.       On APP1, right-click the network icon in the notification area, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
9.       In This connection uses the following items, clear Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click OK.
10.    Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
11.    In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /renew6, and then press ENTER.
12.    In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all, and then press ENTER. Verify that APP1 has a DHCPv6-assigned IPv6 address and DNS server (2001:db8::1111).
13.    On EDGE1, right-click the network icon in the notification area, click Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings, right-click Corpnet, and then click Properties.
14.    In This connection uses the following items, clear Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click OK.
15.    click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
16.    In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /renew6, and then press ENTER.
17.    On CLIENT1, log off and then log on using the CORP\User1 account.
18.    Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
19.    In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig, and then press ENTER. Notice that there is no longer an IPv4 address assigned to the Local Area Connection adapter.
20.    In the Command Prompt window, type nltest /dsgetdc: /force, and then press ENTER. Notice that the domain controller found is DC1 via its IPv6 address.
21.    In the Command Prompt window, type ping edge1, and then press ENTER. You should see a successful name resolution to EDGE1’s IPv6 address on the Corpnet subnet (starting with “2001:db8::”) and four successful replies.
22.    In the Command Prompt window, type ping app1.corp.contoso.com, and then press ENTER. You should see four successful replies.
23.    From the taskbar, click the Internet Explorer icon.
24.    In the Address bar, type http://app1.corp.contoso.com/, and then press ENTER.  You should see the default IIS 7 web page for APP1.
25.    In the Address bar, type https://app1.corp.contoso.com/, and then press ENTER.  You should see the default IIS 7 web page for APP1.
26.    Close Internet Explorer.
27.    Click Start, type \\app1\Files, and then press ENTER.
28.    You should see a folder window with the contents of the Files shared folder.
29.    In the Files shared folder window, double-click the Example.txt file. You should see the contents of the Example.txt file.
30.    Close the example.txt - Notepad and the Files shared folder windows.
With this new configuration, all network, Active Directory, and application traffic uses only IPv6 and works the same as in the Base Configuration test lab, which is IPv4-only.
Note  If you now connect CLIENT1 to the Internet subnet, it will not be able to connect to INET1 or EDGE1 without first enabling the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) protocol on the Local Area Connection.
If you are running this test lab in a virtual environment, you can create snapshots of the virtual machines (VMs) for all of the test lab computers to save this configuration.
For additional resources for the IPv6 test lab, see IPv6 Test Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.