Monday, November 02, 2009

DFS, IPv6 and – sort of – disabling it

Ask the Directory Services Team has a good article on troubleshooting DFS links (DFS Referrals and IPv6: Outta site!) as well as a discussion of how not to  disable IPv6 (unbinding it from an adapter) and how to do it correctly (KB929852).

In case you really need to disable IPv6, consider using a Group Policy Preference or automate it with PowerShell -

Set-ItemProperty HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters DisabledComponents 0xffffffff -type dword

Useful information.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The value should be 0xFF, to avoid 5 second boot delay.

You can set it with a GPO, CMD, PowerShell: