Anyone using IPV6 on your 2003 network either as part of the ip stack (internet browsing) or internally (DNS)
Google, Yahoo and Facebook are turning on IPV6 on June 8th for the day so we can test our systems are going to work properly.
My Question. I assume I will need to add IPV6 to the stack simply to be ably to access websites that have moved over but do I also need to change the DNS system?
Question: Will installing IPv6 on windows Server 2003 break anything?
Answer: No, because the IP Protocol that is used is determined by the application. To install the IPv6 protocol for Windows Server 2003, perform the following:
Log on to the computer with a user account that has privileges to change network configuration.
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
Right-click any local area connection, and then click Properties.
In the Select Network Component Type dialog box, click Protocol, and then click Add.
In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, click Microsoft TCP/IP version 6, and then click OK.
Click Close to save changes to your network connection.
Alternately, from the Windows Server 2003 desktop, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt. At the command prompt, type netsh interface ipv6 install. To use Remote Procedure Call (RPC) applications over IPv6, you must first restart the computer.
Question: Does IPv6 support Domain Name System (DNS)?
Answer: Yes. The IPv6 protocol for Windows supports DNS in the following ways:
The DNS client supports the querying, processing, and dynamic registration of IPv6 host resource records, also known as AAAA (quad-A) records. For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, DNS messages can be exchanged only over IPv4. For Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn,” DNS messages can be exchanged over either IPv4 or IPv6.
The Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” DNS client automatically configures the DNS server addresses of FEC0:0:0:FFFF::1, FEC0:0:0:FFFF::2, and FEC0:0:0:FFFF::3. You can also configure additional IPv6 addresses of IPv6-capable DNS servers using the netsh interface ipv6 add dns command. Even though IPv6 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 configures these DNS server addresses and supports the netsh interface ipv6 add dns command, DNS messages are only sent over IPv4.
The DNS Server service in Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server “Longhorn” supports the storage, querying, and dynamic registration of IPv6 host resource records. DNS messages can be exchanged over either IPv4 or IPv6. To enable the DNS Server service in Windows Server 2003 to use DNS over IPv6, use the dnscmd /config /EnableIPv6 1 command, and then restart the DNS Server service.
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