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Agenda

  1. Prerequisite
  2. Install network drivers
  3. Configure IPv6 address
  4. Get remote access to the VM

This tutorial will explain how to configure IPv6 Address to get remote access to Windows VPS on Rapid.Space. 

Prerequisite 

You are supposed to have a Windows VPS on Rapid.Space by now to start this tutorial.

Install network drivers

When login to Windows, it will start Server Manager automatically. Don't care about it for now.

Access Device Manager

Click start (the windows at bottom left) and settings in the menu to enter the Windows Settings page. Type the keyword Device Manager in the search bar and click it in red rectangle:

Locate Ethernet Controllers

In Device Manager, you will find there are two Ethernet Controllers inside Other devices, which means they are not yet properly configured. Therefore, we are about to update the drivers.

Update the controllers

Double click or right click devices to open the properties' dialogue and follow the red rectangles.

Search for drivers by browsing

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Search for drivers by browsing

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Search for drivers by browsing

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Install the device software

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Search for drivers by browsing

Yes and Close the dialogue.

Update Another Controller

Do the same procedure for the other Ethernet Controller until the devices are working properly. Now you have successfully configured the network drivers for your Windows.

Configure IPv6 address

Firstly, we should go to Windows Settings again and enter to Network & Internet:

Change adapter options

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Ethernet -> Change adapter options

Access Network Connection

It will guide you to Network Connection dialogue. There are two Ethernet  Adapters as we installed. In order to configure IPv6 address, we are supposed to configure the Unidentified network Ethernet 2 (double click to enter the dialogue).

Access Network Connection

As you can see, there are no packets received. To enable it, we should set the properties.

Configure IPv6 address

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Configure IPv6 address

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Configure IPv6 address

When you are on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) Properties dialogue, you are required to type the IPv6 address from your Connection Parameters on Rapid.Space Panel.

Configure IPv6 address

Yes and Close the dialogues.

Verify Ethernet Status

Now the activity is normal with sending and receiving bytes.

To verity if the IPv6 is usable, you can open the Command and enter:

ping -6 google.fr

If you have the similar output, your Windows is equipped with IPv6 address now.

Get remote access to the VM

Although you can ping to other IPv6 from your Windows server now, you are not yet able to ping your Windows via IPv6 address from other PC. Hence, we need to configure a little of Firewall.

As usual, let's go to Setting -> Network & Internet -> Ethernet -> Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall Settings

Click "Advanced Settings"

Windows Firewall Settings

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Inbound Rules -> File and Printer Sharing(Echo Request - ICMPv6-In)

Windows Firewall Settings

When you click on File and Printer Sharing(Echo Request - ICMPv6-In), there is an action button on the right bar to Enable Rule, you can quickly enable the rule by click it or you also can open its properties and tick Enable as the screenshot did

Server Manager Settings

Now we can go back to the Server Manager.

Local Server -> Remote Desktop. There is a chance that Remote Desktop is still Disabled.

Server Manager Settings

You can enable it manually by click Disable entering the properties dialogue, and click around as screenshot.

Get remote access to the VM

Now you can ping to your Windows everywhere. If you want to use the remote graphical Windows, apps like Remote Desktop 8 can help. Here is an example.

Click "+" on the top-right corner and select Desktop

Get remote access to the VM

Copy IPv6 address from Rapid.Space Panel to PC name

Get remote access to the VM

Select Add User Account option in User Name, and input the username and password you configured for your Windows:

Get remote access to the VM

Save the desktop you added.

Get remote access to the VM

Now you can enter your Windows remotely and use it smoothly.