Manually Add a Server to Server Inventory


Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Checklist: Deploy IPAM Server > Install IPAM Server > Choose an IPAM Provisioning Method > Configure Server Discovery > Discover Servers on the Network | Manually Add a Server to Server Inventory

After you have configured the scope of discovery, you can add servers to the server inventory. Domain controllers, DNS servers, and DHCP servers are automatically discovered by IPAM if they are running Windows Server® 2008 or a later operating system. Network Policy Servers (NPS) must be manually added to the server inventory.

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 (

Manually adding a server

When you manually add a managed server to the server inventory, IPAM checks that the server name exists in Active Directory, and that the name or IP address does not already exist in the IPAM database.

To manually add a server

  1. Click SERVER INVENTORY in the upper IPAM navigation tree, click TASKS, and then click Add Server.

  2. In the Add or Edit Server dialog box, next to Server name (FQDN) type the name or IP address of the managed server and then click Verify.


    The IP address of the server is automatically added when you click Verify, and the name will be resolved to a fully qualified domain name when you close the Add or Edit Server dialog box. The DNS server that is configured on the IPAM server’s network interface must be able to resolve the name or IP address that you provide.

  3. Next to Server type, select at least one role for the managed server.

  4. Optionally, type information next to Owner and Description, and provide a custom configuration.

  5. Click OK to finish.

See Also

Choose Managed Servers