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Installing or Removing IPv6

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

When you initially install IPv6 on a computer in your network, be sure to install it first in a test environment so that you can configure and test the IPv6 protocol before installing it in your production environment. For more information about setting up a test lab, including typical test lab tasks and a sample infrastructure, see Setting up an IPv6 test lab in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003.

To install IPv6
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.

  2. Right-click any local area connection, and then click Properties.

  3. Click Install.

  4. In the Select Network Component Type dialog box, click Protocol, and then click Add.

  5. In the Select Network Protocol dialog box, click Microsoft TCP/IP version 6, and then click OK.

  6. Click Close to save changes to your network connection.

After you install the IPv6 protocol, IIS automatically supports IPv6 on your Web server. However, if a Web site is already running when you install IPv6, you must restart IIS before the site begins listening for IPv6 requests. Sites that you create after you enable IPv6 support automatically listen for IPv6.

For more information about how to install the IPv6 network protocol stack, see IP version 6 in Help and Support Center for Windows Server 2003. For information about restarting IIS, see Restarting IIS.

To remove IPv6
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Network Connections.

  2. Right-click any local area connection, and then click Properties.

  3. Click Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 in the list of installed components, and then click Uninstall.

  4. In the Uninstall Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 dialog box, click Yes.

  5. Click Close to save changes to your network connection.

  6. Click Yes to restart your computer.

    Windows prompts you to restart your computer so that the new settings can take effect.

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