Disabling IPv6 on Servers/Workstations using Group Policy

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I am sure this will help administrator who wants to disable IPv6 in Servers/Workstations. But before you start make very sure that is what you really need to do. It might create other problems for you, so please do R&D well.

1.Create a GPO and Link it to the appropriate OU ( I am linking it to domain level).


  • Create a GPO and Link it to the appropriate OU

2. Name the GPO as per your Naming methodology.

  • Name the GPO as per your Naming methodology

3.Right Click on the GPO Object and click on Edit

  • Fill in the infomation as shown below

4. Navigate to Computer Configurations—–>Preferences—––>windows settings——>Registry—–>New—-–>Registry Item


  • Navigate

5. Fill in the infomation as shown below ,

  • infomation

6.Once this is done , you will be having a new Registry entry in Create for the GPO.


  • Registry entry

7. Wait for replication to happen , One can test this by going to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEM

CurrentControlSetServicesTcpip6Parameters  path on a Server/Workstations . There should be an entry with DisabledCompnonets with the Value 0xffffffff. By doing this there is no need to creating a manual entry of disabledComponents in above path , GPO will take care of this entry creation.

DNS server will take time to replicate the changes to all the DNS server (I am assuming all the DNS servers are AD Integrated).

Please Note Microsoft does not recommend disabling IPv6, so please double check before you begin. Please see : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852 and for further reading please see the IPv6 site on Microsoft : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb530961.aspx

*****To disable IPv6 on Mac please click here Disabling-ipv6 on Mac

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