What option information does current Windows accept?

Stewart Dean sdean at bard.edu
Wed Dec 8 16:43:42 UTC 2010

My thanks to Glenn for this response.  The best stuff I found for MSWin option 
listing was here:

On 12/4/2010 10:02 AM, Glenn Satchell wrote:
> 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.
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/cc958928.aspx
> regards,
> -glenn
> 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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