Internet Protocol version 6 support for Office 2010


Applies to: Office 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

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This article explains the support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addressing in the following Microsoft Office 2010 applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2010

  • Microsoft Excel 2010

  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010

  • Microsoft OneNote 2010

  • Microsoft Outlook 2010

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

  • Microsoft Project 2010

  • Microsoft Publisher 2010

  • Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010

  • Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010

  • Microsoft Visio 2010

  • Microsoft Word 2010

In this article:

  • Internet Protocol supported environments

  • User scenarios

Internet Protocol supported environments

Office 2010 applications that run on Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows Vista, or Windows 7 support the following environments:

  • Pure Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) environment

  • Mixed IPv4 and IPv6 environment

  • Pure IPv6 environment

In a Windows environment, “mixed” can be defined as one of the following likely scenarios (but there might be other scenarios):

  • Both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols are running in your environment.

  • Some of your client computers are using IPv4 and some of them are using IPv6.

  • Your client computers are using IPv4. However, the computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is using IPv6.

In addition, user interfaces (UIs) for Office 2010 applications support display of both IPv4 and IPv6 type IP addresses.

User scenarios

Office 2010 applications are designed to support IPv6 addressing to match support in Windows operating systems. In IPv6 environments and in IPv4 or mixed IP environments, users can browse network locations; open, save, publish, and insert objects, pictures, and files; open data sources; access shared workspaces; get document updates from network paths; and other tasks that use any of the following:

  • Universal naming convention (UNC)

  • Server name, where Domain Name System (DNS) uses an IPv6 address (for example, \\server\share)

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer (HTTPS)

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

  • Literal address

For more information about IPv6 support for specific scenarios and applications, see the following resources.

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