How to setup DHCP Policies on Windows Server 2016


DHCP Scope Policies are used to assign IP Addresses, Lease Durations, DHCP Scope Options and/or DNS based on a set of conditions such as Vendor Class, User Class, MAC Address Prefix, Client Identifier, Fully Qualified Domain Name and Relay Agent Information. This can be useful in scenarios where you want to control certain type devices to get certain types of settings.


The following guide will show you how to setup DHCP Scope Policies on Windows Server 2016 with step by step instructions.

Requirements: Before you can setup DHCP Scope Policies you need to install a DHCP Role and create a DHCP Scope.

Use the following guides if needed
DHCP: How to install DHCP on Windows Server 2016
DHCP Scope: How to setup a DHCP Scope on Windows Server 2016


Step1: To configure DHCP Policies. Click “Tools” on the menu bar located in the top right then click “DHCP” on the drop down menu.


Step 2: Click the arrow pointing to the right in order to list your IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP Server.


Step 3: Left click the arrow pointing to the right next to IPv4.


Step 4: Left click the arrow pointing to the right next to the DHCP Scope that you want to set DHCP Policies for.


Step 5: DHCP Scope Policies are used to assign IP Addresses, Lease Durations, DHCP Scope Options and/or DNS based on a set of conditions such as Vendor Class, User Class, MAC Address Prefix, Client Identifier, Fully Qualified Domain Name and Relay Agent Information. This can be useful in scenarios where you want to control certain type devices to get certain types of settings. Right click “Policies” and then click “New Policy…”.


Congratulations! You have setup a DHCP Policy.  Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions.

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