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Add a user or group as a DHCP user at a domain controller

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 user at a domain controller

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers if the DHCP server is installed at a domain controller.

  2. In the console tree, click Users.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/applicable domain/Users

  3. In the details pane, click DHCP Users.

  4. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  5. Click the Members tab, and then click Add.

    The Select Users dialog box opens.

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


  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • The DHCP Users group provides a way to grant read-only console access to the DHCP server. Members of DHCP Users group are granted the right to view, but not to modify, data for the applicable server in the DHCP console. 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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