IPv6 ping result

I am having a new problem where the machines on my network are having DNS issues. When I ping certain servers for a desktop the result is always The only way to get things working again is to disable IPv6.  We are running a Windows Server 2012 Domain controller with DNS Server. Nothing has been changed recently either. I have tried everything I can find on Google and am now stuck.
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when you ping you can use the -4 or -6 depending on what you want to force ipv4 = -4 ipv6 = -6
Cliff GaliherCommented: is not an IPv6 address at all  under any circumstances. You have something else going on. Disabling IPv6 is a total red herring. Since you say it happens when you ping server names  that points to DNS. Host files  bad DNS server  poison cache...
Daniel Van Der WerkenIndependent ConsultantCommented:
Could be possible that you have a hosts file on your local system that is redirecting your lookups to the local host.

Hosts file location:

Check for items like this:       thesiteyourepinging
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Go to Microsoft website and download a FIX to set Prefering for IPv4 over IPv6

Install it and after restart this will fix your problem

Try Tom's suggestion. What's happening is that your server is doing IPv6 DNS lookups ahead of IPv4 ones.
BIT247Author Commented:
Hi Guys, managed to get it working again by flushing dns etc and rebooting all equipment and servers last night. I still have no idea what was causing the problem though.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
I've sent you a fix but you don;t want to use it
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