Delegate ability to authorize DHCP servers to a non-enterprise administrator

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

To delegate ability to authorize DHCP servers to anon-enterpriseadministrator

  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services while logged on as an enterprise administrator.

    For more information, see Notes.

  2. On the View menu, click Show Services Node.

  3. In the console tree, click NetServices.


    • Active Directory Sites and Services/Services/NetServices
  4. On the Action menu, click Delegate Control.

  5. In the Delegation of Control Wizard, click Next.

  6. On the Users or Groups page, click Add.

  7. In the Select Users, Computers, or Groups dialog box, under Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user you want to add to the DHCP Administrators group, and then click OK. To add multiple users in one operation, type user names separated by semicolons, and then click OK. When you finish adding users, click Next.

  8. On the Tasks to Delegate page, click Create a custom task to delegate, and then click Next.

  9. On the Active Directory Object Type page, under Delegate control of, click This folder, existing objects in this folder, and creation of new objects in this folder, and then click Next.

  10. On the Permissions page, under Permissions, select the Full Control check box, and then click Next.

    This enables access control rights to the user or group account that you delegated in this procedure so that the user or group can add, modify, or delete new objects of DHCP class type in the NetServices folder.


  • To be logged on as an enterprise administrator, you must log on using a member account in the Enterprise Admins group. By default, this can typically be done by logging on as local administrator at the first domain controller created in your enterprise.

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

  • For more information on setting permissions, 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.

See Also


Authorizing DHCP servers

Other Resources

Delegate control