You cannot use the IPv6 protocol to connect to the remote VDS on a Windows Vista Service Pack 1-based computer from a Windows Server 2008-based computer

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You try to connect to the remote Virtual Disk Service (VDS) on a Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer from a Windows Server 2008-based computer.
  • Both computers are located on a domain that is managed by a Windows Server 2003 R2-based domain controller.
  • You use an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address to connect.
  • You use the Windows Server 2008 Disk Management UI to connect to VDS.
  • You enable a single exception in the firewall settings of both the Windows Vista SP1-based computer and the Windows Server 2008-based computer. The exception is as follows:
    Remote Volume Management Exception
In this scenario, the connection fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message in the Disk Management console:
Disk Management could not start Virtual Disk service (VDS) on 2001:4898:1000:412E:D7D1:DF52:9F83. This can happen if the remote computer does not support VDS, or if a connection cannot be established because it was blocked by Windows Firewall.

For additional information about diagnosing and correcting this problem, see Troubleshooting Disk Management in Disk Management Help.
Note You can connect to the remote VDS by using a NetBIOS name, a DNS name, or an IPv4 address.

MORE INFORMATION

This issue is specific to a domain that is managed by a Windows Server 2003 R2-based domain controller. If you have a Windows Vista SP1 computer and a Windows Server 2008 computer in a domain that is managed by a Windows Server 2008-based domain controller, you do not receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section.

REFERENCES

For more information about IPv6, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
919739 Support WebCast: Introduction to Internet Protocol Version 6

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Article ID: 954391 - Last Review: August 28, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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