Link Local ISATAP addresses are not generated for the virtual IP used by the NLB feature on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard


Link Local ISATAP addresses are not created for the virtual IP address used by the Network Load Balancing (NLB) feature on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. This hinders the usage of NLB nodes as a ISATAP router.


This problem occurs because the IP Helper service does not let virtual IP address interfaces generate ISATAP tunneled addresses or 6to4 tunneled addresses as designed.

For the DIP address ( Dedicated IP ) you will have an ISATAP address available but for the VIP ( Virtual IP ) there is no possibility of having Global Addresses support for the NLB VIP address ( Virtual IP) and no ISATAP addresses can be configured for a VIP.


After you apply this hotfix, Link Local ISATAP addresses (FE80::5EFE:'IPv4 address') are generated for the virtual IP addresses and therefore the NLB cluster can act as a ISATAP router. A Link Local ISATAP address is sufficient to act as a ISATAP router because the default route on ISATAP hosts always points to the Link Local ISATAP address of the ISATAP router.

There are no global routable ISATAP addresses (200x::5EFE:'IPv4 address') generated for the virtual IP addresses. This is expected.

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


To apply this hotfix, your computer must be running Windows Server 2008 R2.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later versions of file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both of these operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
Iphlpsvc.dll6.1.7600.20567568,32005-Nov-200912:51x64Not Applicable
Iphlpsvcmigplugin.dll6.1.7600.1638560,41614-Jul-200901:41x64Not Applicable
Nlb-unattend.exe6.1.7600.2056839,42406-Nov-200907:57x64Not Applicable
Nlbcfg.dll6.1.7600.2056879,87206-Nov-200907:58x64Not Applicable
Nlbmigplugin.dll6.1.7600.20568166,40006-Nov-200907:58x64Not Applicable
Nlbmprov.dll6.1.7600.20568125,44006-Nov-200907:58x64Not Applicable
Nlbmprov.mofNot Applicable8,90206-Nov-200900:50Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Nlbmprovuninstall.mofNot Applicable13806-Nov-200900:50Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Nlbtrace.mofNot Applicable2,58422-Jul-200923:33Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Wlbsctrl.dll6.1.7600.2056894,20806-Nov-200907:59x64Not Applicable
Wlbsprov.dll6.1.7600.20568226,81606-Nov-200907:59x64Not Applicable
Wlbsprov.mofNot Applicable32,38206-Nov-200900:50Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Wlbsprovuninstall.mofNot Applicable13806-Nov-200900:50Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Nlb.sys6.1.7600.20568330,24006-Nov-200905:07x64Not Applicable
Fwpkclnt.sys6.1.7600.16385288,33614-Jul-200901:47x64Not Applicable
Tcpip.sys6.1.7600.205671,899,08005-Nov-200913:05x64Not Applicable

For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformService branch
Iphlpsvc.dll6.1.7600.20567977,92005-Nov-200908:40IA-64Not Applicable
Iphlpsvcmigplugin.dll6.1.7600.16385133,63214-Jul-200901:46IA-64Not Applicable
Nlb-unattend.exe6.1.7600.2056884,48006-Nov-200906:23IA-64Not Applicable
Nlbcfg.dll6.1.7600.20568174,59206-Nov-200906:27IA-64Not Applicable
Nlbmigplugin.dll6.1.7600.20568350,72006-Nov-200906:27IA-64Not Applicable
Nlbmprov.dll6.1.7600.20568281,60006-Nov-200906:27IA-64Not Applicable
Nlbmprov.mofNot Applicable8,90206-Nov-200900:42Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Nlbmprovuninstall.mofNot Applicable13806-Nov-200900:42Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Nlbtrace.mofNot Applicable2,58422-Jul-200923:59Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Wlbsctrl.dll6.1.7600.20568205,31206-Nov-200906:29IA-64Not Applicable
Wlbsprov.dll6.1.7600.20568462,84806-Nov-200906:29IA-64Not Applicable
Wlbsprov.mofNot Applicable32,38206-Nov-200900:42Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Wlbsprovuninstall.mofNot Applicable13806-Nov-200900:42Not ApplicableNot Applicable
Nlb.sys6.1.7600.20568763,90406-Nov-200904:24IA-64Not Applicable
Fwpkclnt.sys6.1.7600.16385482,89614-Jul-200901:58IA-64Not Applicable
Tcpip.sys6.1.7600.205673,778,64805-Nov-200908:50IA-64Not Applicable


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about ISATAP tunneled addresses, visit the following Microsoft Web site:For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_microsoft-windows-i..oexistencemigration_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20567_none_6e794396af170a0a.manifestNot Applicable131,04305-Nov-200919:38Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-n..kloadbalancing-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20568_none_710eeadd03fab472.manifestNot Applicable22,01706-Nov-200908:29Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-n..ncing-networkdriver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20568_none_0aa128e84b25af5b.manifestNot Applicable2,66906-Nov-200908:28Not Applicable
Amd64_microsoft-windows-tcpip-binaries_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20567_none_0fb443169922df5a.manifestNot Applicable3,78405-Nov-200919:38Not Applicable
Package_for_kb977342_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Applicable3,17806-Nov-200923:49Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-i..oexistencemigration_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20567_none_78cdede8e377cc05.manifestNot Applicable123,74905-Nov-200909:48Not Applicable

Additional files for all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ia64_microsoft-windows-i..oexistencemigration_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20567_none_125c4c08f6b7a1d0.manifestNot Applicable131,04005-Nov-200919:35Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-n..kloadbalancing-core_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20568_none_14f1f34f4b9b4c38.manifestNot Applicable22,01506-Nov-200908:11Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-n..ncing-networkdriver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20568_none_ae84315a92c64721.manifestNot Applicable2,66706-Nov-200908:10Not Applicable
Ia64_microsoft-windows-tcpip-binaries_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20567_none_b3974b88e0c37720.manifestNot Applicable3,78205-Nov-200919:35Not Applicable
Package_for_kb977342_rtm~31bf3856ad364e35~ia64~~ Applicable2,45206-Nov-200923:49Not Applicable
Wow64_microsoft-windows-i..oexistencemigration_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20567_none_78cdede8e377cc05.manifestNot Applicable123,74905-Nov-200909:48Not Applicable