Updated: January 8, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
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:
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.