Disabling IPv6 in Windows Server 2008

Recently I have run into multiple issues with IPv6 enabled on Windows Server 2008 and simply de-selecting the protocol on the network interface card in Windows does not fully remove the functionality. Previously the need to use regedit was required to fully disable the protocol and while this is still the case, Microsoft has released a tool that automatically does this for you. The best part - a reboot is not required and typos are eliminated!

A Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article describes the process or a direct link to the download is listed here http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9646967. Failing to fully disable the protocol will cause communication issues specifically in Microsoft Exchange 2007 and beyond (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/952842).

BriComp Computers is back!

After years and years of simply maintaining BriComp (read as "little to no effort in growing") I have decided to leave the comfort of the employee relationship and move on to self-employed. BriComp has also grown-up from BriComp (sole proprietorship) to BriComp Computers, LLC. Exciting times are ahead and I hope to grow with as few hiccups as possible. I want to publicly thank my wife and kids for their support in these times - I know it is scary but I also know I can do it. I also want to thank my parents for their support and my previous employer (NIChttp://www.nicweb.com) for the last two years of experience. If anyone has some UC or Microsoft infrastructure work, feel free to contact me at sales@bricomp.com. Here's to the future!

Brian R Ricks, MVP
BriComp Computers, LLC