Windows Server 2003 6to4 Router Service Quits When You Advertise a 2002 Address on the Public Interface

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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SYMPTOMS
When you publish a route to an interface on a Windows Server 2003-based computer that is configured as an IPv6 6to4 router, the 6to4 router service quits unexpectedly.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because the network stack disables the 6to4 interface when you add a 2002 address to the public interface.

By default, the 6to4 interface is disabled when you have a global address. When the 2002 address is added to the public interface, the stack recognizes this as a global address and therefore disables the 6to4 interface.
WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, manually set the 6to4 state to enabled. To do this:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Type netsh interface ipv6 6to4 set state enabled, and then press ENTER.
  3. Close the command prompt.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about how to manually configure IPv6, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 329984 - Last Review: 01/06/2015 11:21:32 - Revision: 6.6

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