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Add a user or group as a DHCP administrator at a member server

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To add a user or group as a DHCP administrator at a member server

  1. Open Computer Management if the DHCP server is installed as a domain member server (or a stand-alone workgroup server).

  2. In the console tree, click Local Users and Groups.


    • Computer Management (Local)/System Tools/Local Users and Groups

  3. In the details pane, double-click Groups, and then click DHCP Administrators.

  4. On the Action menu, click Properties, and then click Add.

  5. In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user you want to add as a DHCP Administrator, and then click OK. To add multiple users in one operation, type user names separated by semicolons, and then click OK.


  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

  • The DHCP Administrators group provides a way to grant limited administrative access to the DHCP server. Members of the DHCP Administrators group are granted the right to fully administer the applicable server using DHCP tools (the DHCP console and Netsh commands for DHCP); they do not have access to other services running on the server and are not able to perform other administrative actions on the server computer. For more information about DHCP groups, 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.

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