We tried installing a 3rd party software product on a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and found that everything works except for accessing local services through loopback addresses such as
localhost or the computer name (ex:
VPS-Web which resolves to
localhost). We are not using IPv6 and would like to disable it until the software is compatible.
I tried using these instructions for disabling IPv6 on Windows 2008 R2 but it did not disable the protocol for
VPS-Web will still return
::1: instead of
127.0.0.1. I can use
ping localhost -4 to get the correct address, but IPv6 takes precedence over IPv4 so the 3rd party software only gets the IPv6 address.