Windows Server 2012 R2 Group Policy IPv6 Enhancements

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Group Policy IPv6 Enhancements

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Added by September 20, 2013

In this blog we will investigate new Group Policy enhancements.  The first enhancements expands the following support to IPv6 through Group Policy:

1. Within Preferences an IPv6 printer can now be configured.

  • Under User Configuration, expand Preferences, and expand Control Panel Settings.
  • Click Printers, right-click, click New, and then click TIP/IP Printer.
  • Select the Use IPv6 Address check box and enter an IPv6 address in the corresponding field.

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2. Changes to Item-level targeting.  Added support to Group Policy to use Item-level targeting to target IPv6 computers.

  • In any Group Policy preference, click Properties, and click the Common tab.
  • Select the Item-level targeting check box, and click the Targeting… button.
  • In the Targeting Editor, click the New Item menu, and click IP Address Range.
  • Select the Use IPv6 check box and enter an IPv6 address in the corresponding field. You can filter by ubmpa.

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3. Changes to VPN connections.  Added support to deploy through Group Policy IPv6 VPN connections.

  • Under User Configuration, expand Preferences, and expand Control Panel Settings.
  • Click Network Option, right-click, click New, and click VPN Connection.
  • In the New VPN Connection window, select the Use IPv6 check box.

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With these enhancements Group Policies can now configure Until next time, RID+E Safe!

Rick Trader
Windows Server Instructor – Interface Technical Training
Phoenix, AZ

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