IPV4 /IPv6 both activated? IP Address? DHCP? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have read that after the installation of longhorn both IPv4 & IPv6 are installed and inabled!!!!

    If yes, do we have to assign the same IP address to both IPv4&v6.

    How do we have to config DHCP? for both protocolls?



    Thursday, November 9, 2006 12:09 AM


  • You are correct that Windows Vista (just RTM'ed!) and Windows Server "Longhorn" (in beta) include the "Next Generation TCP/IP Stack".  Among the long list of new and enhanced features is our new dual-IP layer architecture that provides seemless support for IPv4 and IPv6.

    You are also correct that both IPv4 and IPv6 will be installed and enabled by default.  The good news is, you really don't need to do anything special with regards to configuring IP addresses.  The experience with IPv4 is exactly the same as it was with Windows XP/WS03.  You'll also notice that the UI for configuring IPv6 is very similar to the IPv4 settings, and the default setting is "Obtain an IPv6 address automatically".

    Additionally, Windows Vista/Windows Server "Longhorn" support for a number transition technologies like ISATAP, Teredo and 6to4 to enable IPv6 connectivity over IPv4.  These are in addition to the automatically generated IPv6 addresses for ad hoc, link-local connections.

    Windows Server "Longhorn" includes an updated DHCP Server that will provide both stateful and stateless DHCP support for IPv6 address management.

    Check out http://www.microsoft.com/ipv6 for more details and links.

    Thursday, November 9, 2006 1:43 AM