Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to disable IPv6 completely on Windows vista or 2008 server

IPv6 is the next-generation Internet Layer protocol for packet-switched internetworks and the Internet. IPv4 is currently the dominant Internet Protocol version. IPv6 is installed and enabled by default in Microsoft Windows Vista/Server 2008/7.

If your network aint using IPv6 than you are safe to disable IPv6 or If you want to disable IPv6 by any cause, just follow the simple steps:

1. Run Registry Editor (type regedit in StartSearch or Run Dialog
box).

2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip6\Parameters

3. In the right pane, create a DWORD (32-bit) Value and name it
DisabledComponents

4. Double-click DisabledComponents, and then set its data value
ffffffff in HEX or 4294967295 in Decimal

5. Restart your Windows to take effect.

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