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Assign a server-based option

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To assign a server-based option

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click Server Options.


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server/Server Options

  3. On the Action menu, click Configure Options.

  4. In list of Available Options, select the check box for the first option you want to configure.

  5. Under Data entry, type the information required for this option.

  6. Repeat the two previous steps for any other server options you want to specify, and then click OK.

  7. In addition, you can click the Advanced tab and specify additional server options to be applied only for members of select user or vendor classes.

    Options assigned at this level are only provided to clients identified as members of the classes specified at this tab.


  • To open DHCP, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click DHCP.

  • Server options are inherited as default values for all scopes created at the applicable DHCP server. Option values you configure here are overridden by any scope-based or client-based values assigned for the same options.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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