Add a Group or User as a DHCP User at a Member Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to add a user or group as a DHCP user at a member server.

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

To add a user or group as a DHCP user 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.

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

  4. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  5. On the General tab, 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, and then click OK. To add multiple users in one operation, type user names separated by semicolons, and then click OK.


The DHCP Users group can be used 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.