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DHCPv6 Service

Updated: December 11, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol version 6 (DHCPv6) Server service is a process that runs in the background on a computer running Windows Server and that provides Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses to clients.


The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:

Name Description

DHCPv6 Server Service

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.

Related Management Information

DHCP Infrastructure

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