1.8 Vendor-Extensible Fields

This protocol uses Win32 error codes. These values are taken from the Windows error number space that is specified in [MS-ERREF]. Vendors SHOULD reuse those values with their indicated meaning. Choosing any other value runs the risk of a collision in the future.

This protocol uses NTSTATUS values, as specified in [MS-ERREF]. Vendors can choose their own values for this field provided that the C bit (0x20000000) is set, indicating that it is a customer code.

Currently, vendors are not expected to extend this protocol. Therefore, the protocol does not consider provisions for extensions by parties other than Microsoft.