- Microsoft Exchange services do not start.
- The server stops responding while "Applying Computer Settings", but can eventually log on in 30 to 60 minutes.
- The network icons show as offline.
Click here to see the Application log events
In Windows Small Business Server 2008, you might see one or more of the following events in the Application log and the System log in Event Viewer:
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- If Network and Internet is visible, click it. Otherwise, go to the next step.
- Click Network and Sharing Center and then on the left, click Manage network connections.
- Right-click the local area connection, and then click Properties.
- If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
- In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, select the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) check box, and then click OK.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 are designed to fully support IPv6. By default, IPv6 is enabled. Typically, you should never need to disable IPv6. However, if you must disable IPv6, here is how to disable it properly:
- In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, clear the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) check box.
- Click Start, type regedit, and then under Programs, click regedit.
- In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\
- Double-click DisabledComponents to modify the DisabledComponents entry.
Note If the DisabledComponents entry is unavailable, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Type DisabledComponents, and then press ENTER.
- Double-click DisabledComponents.
- Type ffffffff (eight f’s), and then click OK.
- Restart the server running Windows Small Business Server.
- <Update by AJAYPS>
Note: Instead of setting DisabledComponents = 0xFFFFFFFF as was suggested by numerous articles including versions of 929852 until mid-CY 2014, use a value of FF to avoid a 5 second boot delay described in Bemis 2977679. The upper 24-bits have no meaning, so the 0xff value is functionally identical. The code in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 expects the upper 24-bits of disabledcomponents to be zero.
</Update by AJAYPS>
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Article ID: 2677009 - Last Review: Jul 12, 2013 - Revision: 1