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Using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP)
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.
For more information on configuring a DHCP server see documentation on the Microsoft web site at www.microsoft.com
DHCP Options
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 Information. Optional.
50 Requested IP. Required.
51 Lease Time. Required.
52 Option Overload. Optional.
53 DHCP Message Type. Required.
54 DHCP Server IP Address. Recommended.
55 Parameter Request List. Sent by thin client.
57 Maximum DHCP Message Size. Optional. Always sent by thin client.
58 T1 (renew) Time. Required.
59 T2 (rebind) Time. Required.
61 Client identifier. Always sent.
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