Does IPAM Need to manage all DCs

jpcapone 1,321 Reputation points

Is it safe to say that IPAM does not need to manage all Domain Controllers in the domain? I am in the process of deploying IPAM and I would like to avoid touching every DC in the domain.
"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."

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Windows: A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). A communications protocol that lets network administrators manage centrally and automate the assignment of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in an organization's network.
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  1. Sunny Qi 10,906 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thanks for posting in Q&A platform.

    IPAM needs to be configured to manage all domain controllers – reason for this is that any domain controller in your environment can process logon for particular user and if you only monitor one DC (if you have for example 2 DCs) you will not be able to tie a particular user name to a particular IP address.

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