What option information does current Windows accept?

Glenn Satchell glenn.satchell at uniq.com.au
Sat Dec 4 15:02:59 UTC 2010

11 years ago you would have been ruinning NT and WIndows 98, maybe some 
Win2k if you were on the bleeding edge.

Modern Windows clients accept lots of options. This page looks like a 
reasonable starting point for DHCP services on Windows. Follow the links 
at the top.



On 12/02/10 06:07, Stewart Dean wrote:
> I'm migrating our DHCP services from AIX to Lnx (anyone out there done
> that and have advice?) and am looking at my AIX-DHCP config file before
> migration.
> When I first fired DHCP up some 11 years ago, I then inserted a comment
> that MS Windows of that time (V3.1???) would only accept the subnet
> mask, domain name, nameserver and gateway address...although I appear to
> have globally also passed the SMTP and NTP server addresses. And that
> all still works.
> But I wondered:
> = Does current Windows (XP, V & 7) accept more options?
> = I recall that at that time, Redmond didn't always release expired
> leases (we *know* where the center of the universe really is!).
> Does anyone have or have a pointer to the current wisdom, warnings and
> quirks (if any) of Windows and OSX?

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