Does anyone know if SQL Server 2000 supports IPv6? I did some googling around, but I'm not finding any documentation on it.

  • I very much doubt it. MS, IIRC, first released experimental support for IPv6 well after 2000. I doubt it would be retro-fitted to such a critical product until it was a mainstream part of the OS (ie. Windows Server 2008).
    – Richard
    Mar 22 '11 at 16:11
  • I haven't found much for any discussing it out there, but I imagine you're probably right. I'm sure I'll find out soon enough when we start converting over to IPv6, and SQL 2000 will probably just have to stay dual-stacked.
    – MikeSmitty
    Mar 22 '11 at 22:10


IPv6 support is only available from SQL Server 2005 and later.

  • ... and SQL 2005 included a major redesign of connectivity, so that's not just Microsoft not listing it as supported, they actually added the functionality then. Jul 17 '13 at 12:48

Maybe here you can find some useful informations.

  • Thanks for the link, but it looks like that's just for Windows Server instead of SQL Server.
    – MikeSmitty
    Mar 22 '11 at 22:07
  • The IPv6 support stars form Windows Server version and then the appplication.
    – lg.
    Mar 23 '11 at 9:16
  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Jun 26 '13 at 3:55

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