W2K8 R2 Core Services – Disabling IPv6

Disabling IPv6 On A Windows 2008 R2 Core Services Server

This article explains the steps required to disable IPv6 on a Windows 2008 R2 Core Services Server.

Due to the stripped down nature of Wndows 2008 R2 Core Services, IPv6 can only be disabled through the registry by performing the following steps :-

  • Log in to the server as an Admnistrative Account
  • At the command prompt execute the following command :-

reg add hklm\system\currentcontrolset\services\tcpip6\parameters /v DisabledComponents /t REG_DWORD /d 255

  • Reboot the server by executing the following command :-

shutdown -r -f -t 0