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

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Policy
  • DHCP
  • Servers
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:
  1. Log on to the Windows Server 2012 DHCP server with the appropriate account credentials.

  2. If not already started, initialize the Server Manager window from the bottom left corner of the screen.

  3. On the opened Server Manager window, from the left pane, click to select the DHCP category.

  4. From the right pane, under the SERVERS section, right-click the DHCP server from the displayed list.

  5. From the context menu that appears, click the DHCP Manager option.

  6. On the opened DHCP snap-in, from the left pane, expand the server name. (DC-01.MYDOMAIN.COM for this demonstration.).

  7. From the displayed list, expand the IPv4 container.

  8. From the expanded tree, click to select and then right-click the Policies container.

  9. From the context menu that appears, click New Policy.

  10. 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.

  11. Click Next to proceed to the next step.

  12. On the Configure Conditions for the policy window, make sure that the OR radio button is selected, and click the Add button.

  13. On the opened Add/Edit Condition box, choose the User Class option from the
    Criteria drop-down list.

  14. From the Operator drop-down list, choose Equals.

  15. 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.

  16. Finally click OK to confirm the selections.

  17. Back on the Configure Conditions for the policy window, click Next to move to the next step.

  18. 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.

  19. Make the appropriate modifications in the settings as desired. (003 Router for this demonstration.).

  20. Click Next to continue.

  21. On the Summary window, click the Finish button to create the policy.

  • Once the above configuration is made, your Windows Server 2012 DHCP server is ready. All you need to do now is that you need to configure the DHCP client computers accordingly so that they can receive the DHCP settings defined in the newly created DHCP user class.
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