Create a New User or Vendor Class

Updated: October 16, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to create a new user or vendor class.

Membership in the Domain Admins group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

  1. Open DHCP.

  2. In the console tree, click the applicable DHCP server.

  3. On the Action menu, choose one of the following:

    • Click Define User Classes to create a new user class.

    • Click Define Vendor Classes to create a new vendor class.

  4. Click Add.

  5. In New Class, type the required information.

In the DHCP User Classes and DHCP Vendor Classes dialog boxes, you can also click either Edit or Remove to modify or delete option classes.

In the New Class dialog box, for ID, set the same binary or ASCII string that matches the DHCP class ID string that is either implemented or set at member clients.

You can use the ipconfig /showclassid command to display all the DHCP class IDs allowed for any network adapter installed on your computer.

For DHCP client computers running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista, the ipconfig /setclassid command can be used to set the specified DHCP class ID string.

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