Add a Group or User as a DHCP User at a Domain Controller

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

You can use this procedure to add a user or group as a DHCP user at a domain controller.

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 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.

  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, 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.