This section describes reserved DHCP option types specified for vendor class use. The vendor-specific option types are specified in RFC 2132. Vendor classes can be used by the DHCP service and DHCP-enabled client computers running under Windows 2000. For other DHCP clients, default classes provided by the DHCP service can be used to group and classify non-identifying clients at the DHCP server.
In addition, DHCP Manager provides a single default vendor class, the DHCP Standard options class, that can be used to group and classify clients that do not identify a vendor class to the DHCP service.