Install IPAM Server


Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Checklist: Deploy IPAM Server > Install IPAM Server

The IPAM Server feature can be installed using the Add Roles and Features wizard in Server Manager, or using Windows PowerShell.


IPAM Server must be installed on a domain member computer running Windows ServerĀ® 2012 or a later operating system. The IPAM server is intended as a single purpose server and should not be installed with other network infrastructure roles such as DNS or DHCP. You cannot install IPAM on a domain controller. If IPAM Server is running on a computer that is also running the DHCP Server role, discovery of DHCP servers on the network will be disabled.

Ensure that the IPAM server has network connectivity to at least one Active Directory domain controller, and all IP infrastructure servers that it will monitor and manage.

Membership in the Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

Installing IPAM Server

To install IPAM Server using the Windows interface

  1. On the Server Manager Dashboard page, click Add roles and features, click Next twice, and select the IPAM server from the server pool. By default, the current server is selected.

  2. Click Next twice and then on the Select features page, select the IP Address Management (IPAM) Server checkbox.

  3. In the Add features that are required for IP Address Management (IPAM) Server dialog box, click Add Features.

  4. Click Next, and then click Install.

  5. On the Installation progress page, verify that installation succeeded and then click Close.

To install IPAM Server using the command line

  1. Open an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER.

    Install-WindowsFeature IPAM -IncludeManagementTools
  2. In the output, verify that the value of Exit Code displayed is Success.

See Also

Choose an IPAM Provisioning Method