Saturday, July 30, 2011

Manually Setting the IPv6 Address on Windows Server 2008 R2

On many occasions, it is necessary to set the IP addresses manually. This is normally the case for servers, routers, and other devices that have static IP addresses.

To set the IPv6 addressing of a Windows Server 2008 R2 server, execute the following steps:
1. Launch Server Manager.

2. Click on View Network Connections from the options in the left pane of the window.

3. Right-click on the desired Local Area Connection, and select Properties.

4. Click Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and select Properties. If the item is not enabled, check the box first.

5. Click the Use the Following IPv6 Address option button.

6. In the IPv6 Address field, type in Fc00:1234:5678:9abc::2, and then press Tab. Notice that the Subnet Prefix Length field auto-populates with “64.” Leave that in place and press Tab to move to the Default Gateway input field.

7. Enter Fc00:1234:5678:9abc::1 for the default gateway.

8. Press Tab again to move to the Use the Following DNS Server Address field. Then press Tab to move to the Preferred DNS Server input field. For this example, use the IPv6 address for this server. In the Preferred DNS Server field, type in the sample IPv6 address Fc00:1234:5678:9abc::2 and leave the Alternate DNS Server field blank.

9. Click OK to close the IPv6 Properties window. Click Close to close the Local Area Connection Properties window.

The DNS server also needs to have a reverse lookup zone created to allow computers to register their IPv6 addresses. This is separate from the IPv4 reverse lookup zone created earlier in the chapter, although it serves the same purpose. To create the IPv6 reverse lookup zone, perform the following steps:

1. Launch Server Manager on the DNS server.

2. Expand the Roles node, DNS Server node, DNS node, and the server node, and select the Reverse Lookup Zones node.

3. Right-click the Reverse Lookup Zones node and select New Zone.

4. Click Next at the Welcome screen.

5. Ensure that Primary Zone and Store the Zone in Active Directory are selected, and then click Next.

6. Select to replicate to all domain controllers in the forest, and then click Next.

7. Select the IPv6 Reverse Lookup Zone option and click Next.

8. Enter FC00:1234:5678:9abc::/64 for the IPv6 address prefix. The reverse lookup zone name will be created automatically. Click Next.

9. Allow only secure updates and click Next.

10. Click Finish to complete the task.

Source of Information : Sams - Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed (2010)

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