pes2013, on 28 March 2013 - 01:45, said:
Its enabled out of the box.
Did you read the article I pointed out saying that there are some built in programs that if IPv6 is disabled on W7, could break normal operations???
And our DC is Windows Small Business Server 2003
BudMan is sound when it comes to advice. You should listen to him.
What he's basically doing here is offering you a near 100% walk through of setting up your network *perfectly*, apart from actually coming on site and doing it for you. All you just have to answer his questions and do what he says.
Do you even know how much he could be charging you for this service?
He's handing you the offer of a trouble free setup of your network, one that is secure, and easy to maintain after it's setup .. and you're throwing the chance it away.
Budman has more experience then most on these forums, if he says it'd be best to disable IPv6 if your clients aren't using it, he's probably telling you it for a reason that he's had experience from.
As for your lack of worry about security, if your clients are tunnelling IPv6 over IPv4, the machines are pretty much bypassing your firewall and giving them direct contact with the outside world over IPv6. While you'll have internet facing IPv6 addresses for this, you're still poking holes in to your network (directly to machines) from the outside and once they're in your network, they can use the Local and LAN IPv6 addresses to attack any other IPv6 enabled machine on your network. It's just not worth the security risk, no matter how small it is. It's like the 90's all over again and people are just ignoring it as a non-issue.
Lastly, I noticed you weren't too concerned about WiFi setup, one of the reasons your network could be dropping its connections is if a rogue attacker has your WEP key and is using all your bandwidth or simply screwing around with the network in general. Security should almost always be one of your top priority, even more so on a live network.