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

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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

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

  2. In the details pane, click DHCP Administrators.

  3. On the Action menu, click Properties.

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

    The Select Users dialog box opens.

  5. 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 Administrators group can be used 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.