Windows Server 2016 - IPv6 Stateless DHCP server? RRS feed

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  • I have a small network that has a single Server 2016 handling DNS and IPv4 DHCP for private LAN IPv6 on the network is provided by a Linksys router doing IPv6 prefix delegation from the ISP (Comcast) and assigning global IPv6 addresses via SLAAC. I would like to provide LAN clients with an IPv6 DNS server address, so I think I need to enable IPv6 in stateless mode on the Windows server.

    How do I do this? Some articles reference changing the DHCP server to "stateless mode" using Server Manager -> Add Roles and Features, but on 2016 there is no such option. I have tried going in to the DHCP server management "IPv6" -> "Server Options" and just setting the "Recursive DNS server" option , but this does not work (clients are not getting the v6 server address). There is surprisingly little information on this kind of setup - I know that using the "RNDSS" option in the router advertisement flag is one way to accomplish this, but the router does not support this.

    Saturday, September 1, 2018 11:37 PM

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  • Hi,

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    I find a document that might be helpful to you. You can refer to the following link for detailed information:

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    Monday, September 3, 2018 9:31 AM
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    Monday, September 10, 2018 2:20 AM
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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:31 AM
  • Hi HK.Leon,

    I agree with train_wreck1 that there isn't much (official) information about how to configure SLAAC on Windows Server 2016.

    When I searched I found this really old 4SysOps Dokument that points out the main points. But I suppose there have been a few changes since Server 2008 R2... e.g. you now don't have to configure IPv6 in the Add Roles Wizard.

    The article can be found here:

    The Cisco link from you touches more advanced topics as the switch configuration doesn't come with a GUI.



    Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:28 PM