July 28, 2011, 3:30 PM — By now, you’ve heard that ARIN has (more or less) run out of IPv4 addresses and the time has come for mass migration to IPv6. If you are a Windows shop, the good news is that Microsoft has been preparing for IPv6 for years and almost all of the latest Microsoft wares support it. Some, such as Windows Server 2008 R2, depend heavily on it for certain features.
But that doesn’t mean firing up IPv6 in a Windows environment will be effortless. For now, most organizations will need to build a dual-protocol network that will support both Internet Protocols, old and new, at least until the time when most of the world moves to support IPv6, likely a couple of years away.
No worries. Microsoft guru Rand Morimoto has come to the rescue with a comprehensive series of technical articles covering everything on setting up an IPv6 network with Windows and other Microsoft products, from the basics to the details. This edition of Instant Expert has compiled his series into a free, easy-to-read, 19-page PDF.