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There’s no user specified settings to be reset

If you receive “There’s no user specified settings to be reset” when running a netsh reset, open services.msc and make sure the IP Helper service is started and set to Automatic.

If this fails to work, follow the instructions here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852

Summary to get IPv6 working -

  1. Click Start  type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit.exe in the Programs list.
  2. In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue .
  3. In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters \
  4. Double-click DisabledComponents to modify the DisabledComponents entry.Note If the DisabledComponents entry is unavailable, you must create it. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. In the Edit menu, point to New , and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value .
    2. Type DisabledComponents , and then press ENTER.
    3. Double-click DisabledComponents .
  5. Type any one of the following values in the Value data: field to configure the IPv6 protocol to the desired state, and then click OK :
Below is our recommendation for getting IPv6 into a state where it will work

Type 0×01 to disable IPv6 on all tunnel interfaces. These include Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol (ISATAP), 6to4, and Teredo.


Return to the registry after the reboot and change the value of 0×01 to 0