DHCP server for IPV6 test environment setup


  • Hello all,

    I was planning on setting up a development environment for 10 client machines (windows 7-2008) in Windows 2008 dhcp server. The server is to assign IPV6 addresses. I found some information on the Internet but does anybody know a good step by step link? I basically want a dhcpv6 server and connect it to a switch. When a windows 7 connects to the switch I want it to pickup an IPV6 address automatically. Also, what would be a good scope to use. IPv6 address: 2001:db8:1234:5678::2

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:17 AM

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  • For internal private address ranges, I typically use a the gnerator at

    4Sysops has some fairly straight-forward step by step posts:

    There are some fairly major differences berween IPv6 and IPv4 including (but certainly not limited to) address assignment. A great place to start is TechNet itself: 8 or so links in the search all have great info.

    Jason | | Twitter @JasonSandys
    Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:59 PM
  • 2001:db8:1234:5678::2 This is a public ipv6 adress. For use in production network if you havent got a range from isp use fec0.

    Best regards

    Jimmy Svensson. IT Konsult Göteborg Sverige. MCTS-Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization. MCTS SBS Server Configuration. MCTS Windows 7 Configuration.
    Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:04 PM
  • Get this Microsoft lab setup doc, it should have what you need...maybe not exactly, but you should be able to parse out what you would like to do.


    Also, 2001:db8::/32 is a reserved IPv6 address used for "documentation and examples"...I use it all the time in my lab where I don't need external IPv6 access.



    jeff carrell
    Monday, December 12, 2011 12:06 AM
  • From:

    " 2001:db8::/32 This is a documentation prefix allowed in the IPv6. All the examples of IPv6 addresses should ideally use this prefix to indicate that it is an example.

    fec0::/10 This is a site-local prefix offered by IPv6. This address prefix signifies that the address is valid only within the local organization. Subsequently, the usage of this prefix has been discouraged by the RFC."

    Also from:

    "FEC::/10 Local Site scope. Lower bits assigned by user. This binary prefix has been marked Reserved by IANA to reflect the currently unsupported state of Site-Local addressing."

    Microsoft's documents don't mention this, and the last document I read from them ( was last updated in 2008, so I'm taking MS's documentation with some caution.


    However, Jason Sandys' link may be the one that works for you.

    • Edited by GonzEd Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:00 PM
    Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:59 PM
  • The "Introduction to IPv6" whitepaper that Edward links to above is out of date (2008 was the last update). It does not mention the deprecation of the site-local address space (FEC0::/10) and the replacement of its functionality with unique local addresses (FD00::/8). Jason's link above generates a random 48-bit prefix based on this new address space and is suitable for use inside organizations (not reachable outside the organization).

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 9:55 PM