DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation in Windows Vista

In a previous post, I had discussed the DHCPv6 client behaviour in Windows Vista. A few customers who’re evaluating IPv6 in Windows Vista responded asking about the support for DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation and/or asked why the Vista DHCPv6 client  doesn’t request an IPv6 subnet prefix by default. In most cases, this question came from Japan where users…


DHCPv6 Stateless and Stateful Server in Windows Server 2008

In Windows Server 2008 (WS08), Microsoft has introduced DHCPv6 functionality to the DHCP server.   In Windows Server 2008 (previously known as “Longhorn” Server) Beta 2, we released the DHCPv6 Stateless Server functionality. In Beta 3, we are introducing the DHCPv6 Stateful Server functionality. As I explained in my previous post DHCPv6 behaviour in Windows Vista,…


DHCPv6 Behaviour in Windows Vista

Windows Vista introduces support for DHCPv6. The DHCPv6 client implementation in Windows Vista is compliant with RFC 3315. It supports 2 modes of operation: a stateless mode and a stateful mode of operation.   DHCPv6 Stateless mode is where the host uses a non-DHCPv6 method to obtain an IPv6 address, and uses DHCPv6 only to obtain…