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. In this article, we will discuss how to install and manage IP Address Management on Windows Server. Please see IaC on Azure: An introduction of Infrastructure as Code (IaC), How to lookup a username and machine name using an IP address on windows, and How to install and configure Elasticsearch on Linux.
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Installing IP Address Management on Windows in a Member Server
Log in to your domain member Server (SVR2), open Server Manager, and click add Roles & Features. Proceed to the Select Features interface, and select the IP Address Management (IPAM) Server check box, and Proceed with Next
On the Confirm installation selections interface, click Install, and Close the Installation progress interface when installation is complete.
Provision IPAM in Windows Via GPO
To Provisioning IPAM through a Group Policy Object (GPO).
In the IPAM Overview interface, click Connect to IPAM serve
On the Connect to an IPAM Server interface, select your domain name, and then click OK
Next, click Provision the IPAM server
In the Provision IPAM Wizard interface, on the Before you begin page, click Next
On the Configure database interface, click Next
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
- On the Confirm the Settings interface, click Apply.
- Provisioning will take a few minutes to complete
Click Close once provisioning is complete
Configure IP Management Server Discovery. On the IPAM Overview interface, click Configure server discovery
In the Configure Server Discovery settings box, click Add (verify that you add the correct domain)
In the IPAM Overview interface, click Start server discovery. Discovery may take around 5 to 10 minutes to run
After few minutes, the yellow bar will indicate that the discovery is completed
Configure managed servers
In the IPAM Overview interface, click Select or add servers to manage and verify IPAM access
Notice that the IPAM Access Status is blocked. This also indicates that the IPAM server has not yet been granted permission to manage the domain server via Group Policy
I hope you found this guide useful on How to install and manage IP Address Management on Windows Server. Please let me know in the comment section if you have any questions.