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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. 

Note: Installation and enabling SNMP requires selecting 'Run As Administrator'

Windows 10 - Install the SNMP service 

From the Start Menu:

  • Open Control Panel  
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  • Select Programs
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  • Click on Program and features 
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  • 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 
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  • Click on Apps 
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  • Click on Apps and features  
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  • Click on Optional features 
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  • 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 
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Or from the Start Menu 

  • Open Control Panel 
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  • Click on Administrative Tools 
  • Click on Server Manager
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    • In the top right corner select Manage 
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    • Click on Add Roles and Features 
    • Click Next  
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    • Click Next 
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    • Click Next 
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    • Click Next 
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  • Click Next

In Features 

    • Check the box for SNMP Service 
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    • Click Add Features
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    • Click Next
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    • Click Install 
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    • 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 
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  • Click on Administrative Tools 
  • Click on Services 
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  • Search for SNMP service
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  • Right click on it and select Properties
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On the Security Tab

  • Click Add on “Send Authentication trap” 
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  • Add/enter community
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  • Choose Read Only option.
  • Select “Accept SNMP packets from these hosts” 
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  • Click Add 
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  • 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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