Using Dynamic Host Configuration
This appendix contains the DHCP options you can use with your thin client. A thin client is initially
configured to obtain its IP address and network configurations from a DHCP server, new thin client or a
thin client reset to default configurations. A DHCP server can also provide the IP address or DNS name of
the file server and the root-path location of software in Microsoft .msi form for access through the DHCP
upgrade process. Using DHCP to configure and upgrade thin client is recommended and saves you the
time and effort needed to complete these processes locally on multiple thin client, if a DHCP server is not
available, fixed IP addresses can be assigned and must be entered locally for each device. A DHCP server
can also provide the IP address of the WDM server. For information on WDM, see Using WDM Software
for Remote Administration.
For more information on configuring a DHCP server see documentation on the Microsoft web site at
Option Description Notes
1 Subnet Mask. Required.
3 Router. Optional but recommended. It is
not required unless the thin
client must interact with servers
on a different subnet.
6 Domain Name Server (DNS). Optional but recommended. Can
be either an IP address or a string
such as MyDNSServer.com.
12 Hostname. Optional.
15 Domain Name. optional but recommended.
43 Vendor Class Specific
50 Requested IP. Required.
51 Lease Time. Required.
52 Option Overload. Optional.
53 DHCP Message Type. Required.
54 DHCP Server IP Address. Recommended.