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IP Adress Management: How to install and manage IPAM on Windows Server

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IPAM enables the administration and monitoring of DHCP and DNS, and provides a comprehensive view of where IP addresses are used, it also collects information from domain controllers and Network Policy Servers (NPSs), and then stores that information in the Windows Internal Database. Also here are some of my related guides: How to configure Network Load Balancing (NLB), how to manage azure resource manager resource groups by using Azure CLI, how to configure azure resources with tools, how to install and configure Ansible on Ubuntu, how to install Ansible on Windows with Cygwin, how to automate infrastructure deployments in the cloud with ansible and azure pipelines, how to install Kerberos packages in Windows via Cygwin, how to configure a remote server (windows) to Support Ansible, and how to deploy Azure VMware solution private cloud.

Installing IPAM in Member Server

  • Log in to your domain member Server (SVR2), open Server Manager
  • Click add roles & features
  • Proceed to Select features interface, and select the IP Address Management (IPAM) Server check box
  • Proceed with Next
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On the Confirm installation selections interface, click Install, and Close the Installation progress interface when installation is complete.

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Provisioning IPAM through a Group Policy Object (GPO)

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 In the IPAM Overview interface, click Connect to IPAM serve

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On the Connect to an IPAM Server interface, select your domain name, and then click OK

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Next, click Provision the IPAM server

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In the Provision IPAM Wizard interface, on the Before you begin page, click Next

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On the Configure database interface, click Next

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On the Select provisioning method interface, ensure that the Group Policy Based is selected then in the GPO name prefix box, type IPAM, and then click Next

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  • On the Confirm the Settings interface, click Apply.
  • Provisioning will take a few minutes to complete
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Click Close once provisioning is complete

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  • Configure IP Management Server Discovery
  • On the IPAM Overview interface, click Configure server discovery
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In the Configure Server Discovery settings box, click Add (verify that you add the correct domain)

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In the IPAM Overview interface, click Start server discovery. Discovery may take around 5 to 10 minutes to run

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After few minutes,  the yellow bar will indicate that the discovery is completed

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Configure managed servers

In the IPAM Overview interface, click Select or add servers to manage and verify IPAM access

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Notice that the IPAM Access Status is blocked. This also indicate that IPAM server has not yet been granted permission to manage the domain server via Group Policy

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