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DHCP Client IPv6 Availability

Updated: December 11, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) can lease both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses. If IPv6 is not available, the DHCP service uses IPv4 only.


Event ID Source Message



DHCPv6 initialization has failed on the computer with the error code specified. DHCP service will start with IPv4 only.

Related Management Information

DHCP Client

DHCP Infrastructure

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