Event ID 10020 — DHCPv6 Server Service

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) can lease both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses. If IPv6 is not available, the DHCP service uses IPv4 only.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 10020
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DHCP-Server
Version: 6.0
Message: This computer has at least one dynamically assigned IPv6 address. For reliable DHCPv6 server operation, you should use only static IPv6 addresses.


Configure a static IP address for the DHCP server

To perform these procedures, you must be a member of the Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To configure TCP/IP for static addressing:

  1. At the DHCP server computer, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage network connections.
  2. Right-click the network connection you want to configure, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Networking tab, click Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6), and then click Properties.
  4. Click Use the following IP address, and then type the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
  5. Click Use the following DNS server addresses.
  6. In Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server, type the primary and secondary DNS server addresses.


To verify that the DHCPv6 service is running:

  1. At the DHCPv6 server computer, click Start, click Run, and then type cmd.
  2. At the command prompt, type sc queryex dhcp.
  3. The DHCPv6 Server service state should be displayed as RUNNING.

DHCPv6 Server Service

DHCP Infrastructure