Create a new user or vendor class

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

To create a new user or vendor class

  1. Open DHCP.

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


    • DHCP/applicable DHCP server
  3. On the Action menu, choose one of the following:

    • To create a new user class, click Define User Classes.

    • To create a new vendor class, click Define Vendor Classes.

  4. Click Add.

  5. In New Class, type the required information.

    To view a description of a dialog box item, right-click the item, and then click What's This?.


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

  • 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 which 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 or Windows XP, the ipconfig /setclassid command can be used to set the specified DHCP class ID string. For more information, see Related Topics.

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.

See Also


Set DHCP class ID information at a client computer
Assigning options
Using option classes