Configure support for IPv6 addressing on a computer running a Microsoft
® operating system.
Before you begin
Some of the components of a Sametime server require the use of an IPv4-formatted loopback address. To ensure that your Sametime server functions properly, do not disable IPv4 support in your server operating system – instead, enable support for both IPv4 and IPv6 addressing.
About this task
To see which versions of Windows
are supported by Sametime, see the system requirements for this release at the following web addresses:
Sametime 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1 (Sametime 8.5.2 must be installed first)
The Microsoft TechNet website
includes information on how IPv6 addressing affects Microsoft
Enable IPv6 addressing for your Windows
operating system by following the steps below. Note that the names of commands and dialog boxes may be different for your particular Windows
Parent topic: Enabling IPv6 on a server operating system
- Open the "Network Connections" dialog box; for example, by clicking Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections.
- In the "Network Connections" dialog box, right-click on Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
- In the "Local Area Connection Properties" dialog box, make sure you are viewing the "General" tab.
- On the "General" tab, click the Install button (below the list of connection items).
- In the "Select Network Component" dialog box, click Protocol in the list of network components, and then click the Add button.
- In the "Select Network Protocol" dialog box, click Microsoft TCP/IP version 6, and then click OK.
Support for IPv6 is installed immediately, and the "Network Component" and the "Network Protocol" dialog boxes close automatically.
Back in the "Local Area Connection Properties" dialog box. you can enable or disable the IPv6 protocol on your computer using the checkbox that appears next to Microsoft TCP/IP version 6.
- Close the "Local Area Connection Properties" dialog box by clicking the Close button.
- To assign an IP address to your computer, use the netsh command.