Windows Server 2008 hangs at applying computer settings

After I disabled IPv6 on my network interface in Server 2008 R2 the server hangs at “Applying Computer Settings”.

If you want to enable the Interface again  you have to perform the following registery change:

1. Open regedit on a different computer and connect with regedit to the Windows Server 2008.
2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\
3. Open the register entry: DisabledComponents
4. Change the DisabledComponents value to ffffffff

When DisabledComponents is not available you have to create it
1. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) entry
2. Name it: DisabledComponents
3. Enter the value as ffffffff

This should do the trick, when you reboot the Server it won’t get stuck on Applying Computer Settings anymore.

Comments: 2

  1. Dion December 16, 2014 at 01:49 Reply

    I added DisabledComponents several times. On each reboot the entry had gone and the issue remained. Don’t know if ESXi has anything to do with it. 🙁

    • p.vanos January 3, 2015 at 12:50 Reply

      Jep I had the same. But when the server is booted you have to disable IPv6 on your interface and then the problem is over.

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