Basic Options (RFC 1497)

The following tables list basic DHCP option types originally defined in RFC 1497, "BOOTP Vendor Information Extensions," for use with DHCP and the BOOTP service. In the BOOTP service, these option types are referred to as vendor extensions .

The DHCP service supports configuration and distribution of any of these options that are assigned using DHCP Manager. By default, Microsoft DHCP-enabled clients require and provide storage and interpretation only for options 1, 3, 6, and 15 of the option types listed in this section for default client configuration. Other options are predefined for assignment and distribution by the DHCP service, but are recognized only where clients use third-party DHCP software supporting these other option types.