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How to Install and Enable SNMP on Windows 10 or Windows 2012 Server

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Installation of SNMP service in Windows 2012 and Windows 10 are slightly different for both operating systems but configuration of the service is the same. 

 

Windows 10 - Install the SNMP service 

From the Start Menu:

  • Open Control Panel  
  • Select Program 
  • Click on Program and features 
  • Click on Turn Windows features on or off
  • Find the Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Check the box and click OK

Alternately, if you can’t find SNMP following the above instructions; from the Start Menu: 

  • Click on Settings 
  • Click on Apps 
  • Click on Apps and features  
  • Click on Optional features 
  • Look for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and install it  

Windows 2012 Server - Install the SNMP service 

  • Open Server Manager
    •  Click on the short cut on the taskbar 

Or 

  • From the Start Menu 
  • Open Control Panel 
  • Click on Administrative Tools 
  • Click on Server Manager 
    • In the top right corner select Manage 
    • Click on Add Roles and Features 
    • Click Next  
    • Click Next 
    • Click Next 
    • Click Next 
    • Click Next 
    • In Features 
    • Check the box for SNMP Service 
    • Click Next 
    • Click Install 
    • When installation is complete hit Close

Configuring SNMP service

Now to configure the SNMP service:

In the main Search Bar (Windows icon near start menu) 

    • Type Run 
    • When it opens, type services.msc
  • Click Enter

Or 

From the Start Menu 

  • Open Control Panel 
  • Click on Administrative Tools 
  • Click on Services 
  • Search for SNMP service
  • Right click on it and select Properties

On the Security Tab

  • Click Add on “Security Authentication trap” 
  • Add/enter community
  • Choose Read Only option.
  • Select “Accept SNMP packets from these hosts” 
  • Click Add 
  • Enter Auvik collector’s IP address 
  • Click Apply 
  • Click OK

In the Traps tab, in the “Community name” section

  • Type the same community that you have entered in the “Security Authentication trap section” earlier 
  • Click Apply 
  • Click OK

Now SNMP has been enabled on your Windows machine/server.

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