Friday, August 31, 2012

Configuring Windows Server 2008R2 as a Router and Default Gateway for IPv6 Networks

You can configure your  Windows Server 2008 as a default gateway for your LAN by installing Routing and Remote Access Services Role service in Network Policy and Access Servicess Role.

After the installation process has finished Configure and Enable Routing and Remote Access by choosing Custom Configuration and LAN routing option.  Right Click Routing and Remote Access and check the Ipv6 Router box on General tab(screenshot.1) and check the Enable IPv6 forwarding and Enable Default Route Advertisement boxes on IPv6 tab(screenshot.2).

Lastly we should exceute command below on our server to let itself to advertise as default gateway to clients.

netsh interface ipv6 set interface "Internal" forwarding=en advertise=en advertisedefaultroute=en


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