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Configuring IPv6 for Windows Server 2003

For information on setting up a Windows Server® 2003 operating system within an IPv6 network, see the online Microsoft® Technet article Step-by-Step Guide for Setting Up IPv6 in a Test Lab.

Before using HP Smart Update Manager to deploy software and firmware updates to remote Windows Server® 2003 servers, you must add a registry entry to enable file sharing connections over IPv6 networks. To make the registry entry:

  1. Start the Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
  2. Locate and click the following key in the registry:


  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value.
  4. Add the following registry value:

    Value name: DisableStrictNameChecking

    Data type: REG_DWORD

    Radix: Decimal

    Value: 1

  5. Quit the Registry Editor.

For more information about these steps, see the Microsoft® Knowledge Base Item 281308 on the Microsoft® website.

IPv6 addresses can be passed to HP Smart Update Manager in command line arguments or using the HP Smart Update Manager user interface. In the HP Smart Update Manager user interface, you can add a remote host on an IPv6 network by either entering the DNS name of the IPv6 target server or by selecting the IPv6 address button and entering the IPv6 address. HP Smart Update Manager supports both the short-name and full IPv6 notation. You do not need to add the optional interface number when you enter the address.

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If you cannot connect to the target server or receive a Discovery failed message when executing HP Smart Update Manager in an IPv6 environment, see the troubleshooting section.

After you connect to the target server, all other HP Smart Update Manager functions work identically. Log files for IPv6 hosts are stored with all other HP Smart Update Manager files in the \CPQSYSTEM\hp\log\<ip_address> directory.