Deploy IPAM

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

IP Address Management is a built-in framework provided in Windows ServerĀ® 2012 and Windows ServerĀ® 2012 R2 for discovering, monitoring, auditing, and managing the IP address space used on a corporate network. With IPAM, you can gain visibility and control over all aspects of your IP address infrastructure from a single console.

About this guide

This guide is intended for use by system administrators and system engineers. It provides detailed guidance for deploying IPAM Server and IPAM Client based on a design that has been chosen. If your organization has not yet selected a design, see IPAM Deployment Planning. You can then use this guide to deploy IPAM in your production environment.

This guide provides steps for deploying IPAM using a distributed, centralized, or hybrid design using a Group Policy based or manual provisioning method.


You can use the procedures in this guide for deploying IPAM with any version of Windows Server that supports this feature. Changes to procedures and new procedures that are required for specific operating system versions are noted in the guide where applicable. For detailed information about new and updated features in IPAM that are available in different versions of Windows Server, see What's New in IPAM [redirected].

Use the checklists in Implement Your IPAM Design Plan to determine how best to use the instructions in this guide to deploy a particular design and provisioning method. For information about hardware and software requirements for deploying IPAM, see the Hardware and software requirements section in the IPAM Deployment Planning topic.

In this guide

Terminology used in this guide

For a list of IPAM-related terms, see IPAM Terminology.

See also

Plan and Design IPAM

Manage IPAM

Walkthrough: Demonstrate IPAM in Windows Server 2012