DHCP User Classes – Part 02 – Create DHCP Policy for New DHCP User Class

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Assuming that you have already created a new DHCP user class by following the instructions given in the first part of this tutorial series, it is now time for you to learn how to create a DHCP policy so that you can make use of the created DHCP user class to assign a different set of IP settings to the DHCP client computers that fall under certain criteria.

Here is how you can create a new DHCP policy for the newly created DHCP user class:
  • Log on to the Windows Server 2012 DHCP server with the appropriate account credentials.
  • If not already started, initialize the Server Manager window from the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • On the opened Server Manager window, from the left pane, click to select the DHCP category.
  • From the right pane, under the SERVERS section, right-click the DHCP server from the displayed list.
  • From the context menu that appears, click the DHCP Manager option.
  • On the opened DHCP snap-in, from the left pane, expand the server name. (DC-01.MYDOMAIN.COM for this demonstration.).
  • From the displayed list, expand the IPv4 container.
  • From the expanded tree, click to select and then right-click the Policies container.
  • From the context menu that appears, click New Policy.
  • On the DHCP Policy Configuration Wizard box, on the Policy based IP Address and Option Assignment window, type a new name and brief description about the policy in the Policy Name and Description fields respectively.
  • Click Next to proceed to the next step.
  • On the Configure Conditions for the policy window, make sure that the OR radio button is selected, and click the Add button.
  • On the opened Add/Edit Condition box, choose the User Class option from the Criteria drop-down list.
  • From the Operator drop-down list, choose Equals.
  • From the Value drop-down list under the Value(s) section, choose the newly defined DHCP user class, and click the Add button to add the selection to the list.
  • Finally click OK to confirm the selections.
  • Back on the Configure Conditions for the policy window, click Next to move to the next step.
  • On the Configure settings for the policy window, make sure that the Standard DHCP Options option is selected in the Vendor class drop-down list.
  • Make the appropriate modifications in the settings as desired. (003 Router for this demonstration.).
  • Click Next to continue.
  • On the Summary window, click the Finish button to create the policy.