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Microsoft Windows Update Services - IPv6 Version RRS feed

  • Question

  • Are there a set of public IPv6 Microsoft Windows Update Servers that I can point IPv6 only computers for updates?   Windows Update currently fails in a IPv6 only environment.

    Thanks! 

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 3:07 AM

Answers

  • While working on a Windows Server 2012 lab, I found this little nugget of info:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ipv6/thread/c5fd0074-4b0f-4988-9e4a-f87e9cbfd3fb

    "So if you manually enter the http://fe1.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en address ... it'll work - you just can't use the handy shortcut"

    I entered the URL and it does work on a IPv6 only network!   


    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:45 AM

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  • Side question, why IPv6 only?
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    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:02 PM
  • I would think that Windows Update woud be the least of the problems in a pure IPv6 environment.

    havign said that, proxy WSUS behind a ipv6 gateway?    (client --- http over ipv6 --->  proxy ---http over ipv4 -->  WU)

    your running no transition solution at all?

     


    • Edited by SJB99 Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:38 PM
    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:34 PM
  • Good Question:

    A)  I want to know if Microsoft Infrastructure is in this IPv6 game or not.  Microsoft is a major internet property and should be a technical leader.  Windows Security updates is a critical piece to any solid security plan.  If they aren't operating in this space, what do they know that I don't?

    B) It's good practice to have an IPv6 only network to truly test out those websites, DNS entries, and connectivity.   It's important that if clients have native IPv6 connectivity only, the "natural update" options work properly without an enterprise infrastructure.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012 3:10 AM
  • whilst I see your point, the cold hard reality is that ipv6 has been a slow slow process (for lots of reasons), and "ipv6 only networks" are somewhat of a special case currently (though a looming problem, especially in some countries)

    hopefully things start to progress faster this year, especially after June 6th  ( http://www.worldipv6launch.org/ )

    A lot of useful information was learnt during rte previous worldwide ipv6 tests (especially some data from Facebook and Google who get such massive load )

    There's an article/blogpost somewhere that mentions that all Microsoft applications need to be tested with ipv6 connectivity.  No one is ignoring it (well apart from my local ISP, but thats another issue!)

    Friday, February 3, 2012 12:05 AM
  • We are currently in the same boat. We are in the process of changing our network over to support IPV6 traffic.  For the time being, our test platform can only reach the outside world via IPV6. Does Microsoft currently have a windows updates site that is IPV6 accessible?
    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:46 PM
  • Hi,

    From the update description it should support ipv6:

    "Stability and reliability fixes for the WSUS 3.0 server, such as support for IPv6 addresses that are longer than 40 characters."

    Here is the download link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972493

    Honestly, I haven't tested WSUS in an ipv6 enviroment. I am suprised if microsoft didn't provide ipv6 functionality for this service.


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    Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:25 PM
  • While working on a Windows Server 2012 lab, I found this little nugget of info:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ipv6/thread/c5fd0074-4b0f-4988-9e4a-f87e9cbfd3fb

    "So if you manually enter the http://fe1.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en address ... it'll work - you just can't use the handy shortcut"

    I entered the URL and it does work on a IPv6 only network!   


    Wednesday, November 21, 2012 4:45 AM