How to properly disable Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) on a Windows system

How to properly disable Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) on a Windows system

Article Summary: This article provides information about disabling IPV6 on a Windows computer


Partial / improper disabling of IPV6 on a Windows Server System (e.g., unchecking the
IPV6 protocol from the NIC properties box) can lead to unstable and unpredictable
system behavior.


Disable IPV6 system settings by editing the system registry.


Open Registry with "Regedit"

i. Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier- At the desktop Start menu, select Run,
and type 'regedit.exe'.

ii. Windows Server 2012 and later- Press the Windows key + Q, and type 'regedit'
in the 'search' box. Click on the registry editor (regedit) icon when displayed.

2. Navigate to the following registry hive:


3. Create a DWORD (32-bit) value and name it as "Disabled Components" and then
click OK.

4. Double click "Disabled Components" and type 0xffffffff (hexadecimal value) or
4294967295 (Decimal value).

Note: The above value 0xffffffff (hexadecimal value) or 4294967295 (Decimal value) will disable all IPv6 components, except the IPv6 loopback interface.

Additional Information:

Should I Disable IPv6?

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Article ID: SLN290328

Last Date Modified: 10/20/2014 11:58 AM

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