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IPv6 Support in Microsoft Products and Services

Since IPv6 was fully introduced in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Microsoft has been working to support this next generation Internet protocol.

The tables below provide a summary view of the IPv6 support status of various products and services from Microsoft. Where available, links to additional information about the support state of the products have been included.

Further information about server products is available through our Common Engineering Criteria (CEC). All server products are required to comply with a set of engineering requirements as part of the CEC program, which includes support for IPv6.

Products

Product nameFull IPv6 supportLimited IPv6 supportFull IPv4 supportAdditional information
DNS Server 2008 R2  DNS Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
DNS Server 2008  DNS Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
DNS Server 2003   DNS Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
Dynamics AX 2012  Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 System Requirements
Dynamics CRM 2011  Active Directory and network requirements for Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Dynamics NAV 2009 R2  
Dual-stack support*
 
Dynamics SL 2011  
Exchange Server 2013  IPv6 Support in Exchange 2013
Exchange Server 2010  
Understanding IPv6 Support in Exchange 2010
Exchange Server 2007  
IPv6 Support in Exchange 2007 SP1 and SP2
Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)  Microsoft Identity Management software support for IPv6
Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE)   
Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010   Unsupported configurations
Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010   Support boundaries
Internet Explorer  IPv6
Lync Server 2013  IP and Networking Protocol Support
Lync Server 2010   Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010  
Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 (MIIS 2003)   Microsoft Identity Management software support for IPv6
Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007   Microsoft Identity Management software support for IPv6
Office 2013  IPv6 support for Office 2013
Office 2010  IPv6 support for Office 2010
Office 2007  Outlook 2007 supports IPv6
Office Communications Server 2007   
Project Professional 2010  IPv6 support for Office 2010
Project Professional 2007  IPv6 support for Office 2010
Project Server 2010  IP support (SharePoint Server 2010)
Project Server 2007  Internet protocol support in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Office SharePoint Server)
SharePoint Foundation 2013  IP support in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Foundation 2010  IP support (SharePoint Foundation 2010)
SharePoint Server 2013  IP support in SharePoint 2013
SharePoint Server 2010  IP support (SharePoint Server 2010)
SharePoint Server 2007  Internet protocol support in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Office SharePoint Server)
SQL Server 2012  
SQL Server 2008 R2  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
SQL Server 2008  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
SQL Server 2005  Connecting Using IPv6
System Center 2012 R2  
Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
How to Create a VM Network in VMM in System Center 2012 R2
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager  Support for IPv6
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2  What's New in Configuration Manager 2007
System Center Configuration Manager
Prerequisites for Out of Band Management
System Center Data Protection Manager 2010  DPM Server Requirements
System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
System Center Service Manager 2010  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Visual Studio 2010  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Visual Studio Team System 2010  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Visual Studio Team System 2008  
Web Server (IIS)  
Windows 8 Client  Connecting with IPv6 in Windows 8
Windows 7 Client  Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
IPv6 Learning Roadmap
Windows 8 Direct Access   
Windows 7 Direct Access   Using IPv6
Windows Essentials Business Server  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Windows High Performance Computing 2008 R2  
Windows High Performance Computing 2008  
Windows Live Clients  
Dual-stack support*
 
Windows Phone 8  
Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)   
Windows Server 2012 R2  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Windows Server 2012  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Windows Server  2008 R2  Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
IPv6 Learning Roadmap
Windows Server 2008  What is IPv6?(TechRef)
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)  
Dual-stack support*
 
Windows SharePoint Services 3.0  Internet Protocol Support in SharePoint Products and Technologies (Windows SharePoint Services)
Windows Small Business Server  Common Engineering Criteria Scorecards
Windows Vista Client  Implementing and Using IPv6 in Windows Vista
IPv6 Learning Roadmap
IPv6, Teredo, and Related Technologies in Windows Vista
Xbox One  Technical Information on P2P Networking Behavior
Xbox 360   

Internet Services

Service nameFull IPv6 supportFull IPv4 supportAdditional information
BingFull IPv6 support World IPv6 Launch
Dynamics CRM Online  
Microsoft Azure  Does Windows Azure support IPv6?
Microsoft.com  
Office 365 2013 IPv6 support in Office 365 services
Plan for testing IPv6 connectivity with Office 365
Office 365 2010  
SQL Azure  
System Center Advisor  
Windows Live Services  
Windows UpdateFull IPv6 support Connecting with IPv6 in Windows 8
Xbox.comFull IPv6 support World IPv6 Day

 


*Dual-stack support is an IPv6 transition technology and is a common method for providing clients with both IPv6 and IPv4 Internet connectivity. Dual-stack support indicates that an IPv6-enabled client has been fully tested and verified as able to connect with both IPv6 and IPv4 Microsoft services on the Internet with no perceivable loss of function or performance. Such clients are fully supported by all standard Microsoft support channels, even when the underlying services that enable those experiences remain IPv4 only.