How to configure IPAM on Windows Server 2012

After installing the IPAM server feature in Windows Server 2012, the next step is provisioning the IPAM server. This involves setting up a manual or Group Policy based provisioning method to manage DHCP, DNS servers, and DCs.To make things easy we’ll focus here on the Group Policy provisioning method.


1. Open Server Manager, Click IPAM Overview console and then click Provision the IPAM Server.

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2. Click Next.

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3. Select Default Group Policy Based method and this is the recommended option and then enter a GPO name prefix that is IPAM and click Next.

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4. Read the summary and Click Apply.

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5. Read the summary and click Close.

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6. Click on Configure Server Discovery.

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7. Click add button to see your root domain listed under the Select Domains.

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8. This domain as a location to discover your DC, DNS, and DHCP servers. Click OK to confirm selection.

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9. click the Start Server Discovery option.

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10.  Wait for the IPAM server discovery task to finish.

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11. Select or add servers to manage and verify IPAM access.

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12. You will see the notice IPAM Access Status of Blocked and a Manageability status of Unspecified.

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13. Right Click the server and select Edit Server.

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14. Select the server type, and select the Manageability status, then choose Managed.

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15. The message appear GPO setting must be Configured to continue the server operation.

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16. First check you need to check a few configuration options, from Group Policy Management on the IPAM server, drill down to Domains→Group Policy Objects. Check to ensure there are three objects created:

GPO Prefix Name_DC_NPS

GPO Prefix Name_DHCP

GPO Prefix Name_DNS

If those objects are not created, Click on Powershell option with domain administrator credential and type.

Invoke-IpamGpoProvisioning -Domain -GpoPrefixName IPAM -IpamServerFqdn -DelegatedGpoUser administrator

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17. Confirm your selection by pressing Y.

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18. Again verify that the GPOs exist, Click Group Policy Management option.

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19. Drill down to Domains→Group Policy Objects, there are three objects created.

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20. Need to apply GPO to our servers using gpupdate / force.

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21.  gpresult /r and You should see the IPAM GPOs listed.

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22. Refresh Server Access Status from the context menu. The status should turn to IPAM Unblocked.

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