Authorize a DHCP Server in Active Directory Domain Services

Updated: November 22, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to authorize a DHCP server in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

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

  1. Click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click DHCP. The DHCP Microsoft Management Console (MMC) opens.

  2. In DHCP, right-click the server name. For example, if the DHCP server name is, right-click

  3. Click Authorize.

  4. Click Action, and then click Refresh. The IPv4 icon changes to indicate that the server is authorized in AD DS.

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