Download Windows IPMItool.exe version 1.8.18

I have compiled a Windows version of IPMItool 1.8.18. It is not available as exe download on the internet yet, hence im sharing this with you.

Download ipmitool.exe 1.8.18 for Windows

The source is directly downloaded from and compiled using Cygwin on Windows Server 2008.

How to compile IPMItool.exe for Windows

  1. Install Cygwin onto your windows system: Cygwin. While installing Cygwin, choose gcc and crypto packages in addition to default package;
  2. Download the latest source from ipmitool;
  3. Unzip, configure and build ipmitool using Windows powershell or CMD:
    cd ipmitool-1.8.18
    ./configure --enable-intf-lanplus
    make install
  4. Packaging IPMI binary and related DLLs into an archive file:
    mkdir ipmitool
    cp ipmitool-1.8.18/src/.libs/ipmitool.exe ipmitool/
    cp /bin/cygwin1.dll ipmitool/
    cp /bin/cygcrypto-1.0.0.dll ipmitool/
    cp /bin/cygz.dll ipmitool/
    cp /bin/cyggcc_s-1.dll ipmitool/
    tar -zcvf ipmitool.tar ipmitool
  5. Unzip the file, ipmitool.tar in your destination host. Some of the sample commands to test your ipmitool.exe:
    ipmitool.exe -I lan -U username -P password -H hostname sel list
    ipmitool.exe -I lanplus -U username -P password -H hostname sel list

3 thoughts on “Download Windows IPMItool.exe version 1.8.18”

  1. Hi Danny, very nice blog. I am wondering that, in your step 4, how did you know which DLL is required by the ipmitool.exe? Did you just know it or use some trick that didn’t put in your article?

  2. Thank you for this! I needed to modify my Supermicro motherboard’s fan RPM thresholds because the default lower critical thresholds were higher than my Noctua fans’ RPMs. But when I tried ipmitool in Linux, it was able to discover the BMC but unable to log into it. (As a diagnostic, I entered my BMC’s IP in the Chrome browser URL bar. Chrome issued an error, saying it could not find the address.)

    But when I used this Windows version of ipmitool, I was able to log into my BMC and modify the fan thresholds without any difficulty. Thank you!

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