A 5 Second Boot Optimization If You’ve Disabled IPv6 on Windows Client and Server by setting DisabledComponents to 0xFFFFFFFF

Hey, y’all, Mark back with some new info on two of my favorite topics, IPv6 and Slow Boot Slow Logon (SBSL). If you’ve disabled IPv6 long ago this post is one you’ll want to pay attention to. Let’s dig in and get you up to speed. What’s Microsoft Recommend Setting for IPv6? The long standing… Read more

The Most Popular Posts of 2013 and Belated Birthday

Hey y’all, Mark back again for another year end recap. It has been an eventful year. We’ve added more bloggers to our team which is great, really increased our readership(it seems like you guys like us!) and have made it a full 2 years in existence on the interwebs (beating the odds every day). Not… Read more

IPv6 for the Windows Administrator: The 2002: (6to4 Tunnel) Address and its Impact

Hello, this is Venkat Kalyanasundaram back with another IPv6 post for everyone.   We discussed in my previous post IPv6 for the Windows Administrator: How Name Resolution Works in a Dual IPv4/IPv6 Scenario and talked about the behavior when using a private IP address range. Today we will discuss a special scenario when you have public… Read more

IPv6 for the Windows Administrator: How Name Resolution Works in a Dual IPv4/IPv6 Scenario

Hello, this is Venkat Kalyanasundaram, Senior PFE from New York Metro area.  As someone that works a lot with IPv6 I see the same set of questions come up over and over again. I want to take some time to address some of the more common ones and really try to remove the mystery of… Read more

IPv6 for the Windows Administrator: More IPv6: Subnetting, Zones, Address Autoconfiguration, Router Advertisements and IPv4 comparisons

Hey y’all Mark and Ray back again with more IPv6 for the Windows Administrator. So far we discussed why you should care about IPv6 and some basic fundamentals on IPv6 addressing. In this third installment we going to discuss setting up and IPv6 address scheme, Zone IDs, how clients can potentially get IPv6 address, a… Read more

IPv6 for the Windows Administrator: IPv6 Fundamentals

Hey y’all, Mark here again. The last post we talked about why you should care about IPv6. In this next installment Ray Zabilla and I are going to demystify these IPv6 addresses you keep seeing and give you a better understanding of the IPv6 address space and syntax. We’ll also compare different addressing concepts between… Read more

IPv6 for the Windows Administrator: Why you need to care about IPv6

Hey y’all, Mark back with a new topic we haven’t really talked about much here on the blog, IPv6. When I go onsite with customers I tend to have two discussions over and over again. First, RPC ports and firewalls. Ned Pyle has taken care of that one here and here. The second, IPv6. The… Read more