Show DHCP Class ID Information at a Client Computer

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use the ipconfig /showclassid command to show DHCP class ID information at a client computer.

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

To show DHCP class ID information at a client computer

  1. At a DHCP-enabled client computer running Windows XP or Windows Vista, open a command prompt.

  2. Use the Ipconfig command-line tool to show the DHCP class ID that the client uses when obtaining its lease from the DHCP server.

    The following example shows Default BOOTP Class for Local Area Connection is currently set as the DHCP class ID at the client computer:

    C:\>ipconfig /showclassid "Local Area Connection"
    Windows IP Configuration
    DHCP Class ID for Adapter "Local Area Connection":
            DHCP ClassID Name . . . . . . . . : Default BOOTP Class
            DHCP ClassID Description  . . . . : User class for BOOTP clients

Additional considerations

For a DHCP options class to be in effect between the DHCP server and its clients, both must be configured with a matching DHCP class ID string that identifies the client as a member of a specific user or vendor options class when it obtains its address lease from the server.