SNMP Service/Configure

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The SNMP Service is a Windows service that provides a Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent that can be used to monitor and manage Windows workstations and servers. These activities will show you how to configure the SNMP Service.


To prepare for this activity:

  1. Start Windows.
  2. Log in if necessary.
  3. Install the SNMP Service.

Activity 1 - Configure the SNMP Service[edit]

To configure the SNMP Service:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. In the Run box type Services or Services.msc.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. In the Services console, find SNMP Service. Double-click on it to view SNMP Service properties.
  5. Select the Agent tab.
  6. Enter values for Contact and Location for this workstation.
  7. Select all five check boxes (Physical, Applications, Datalink and subnetwork, Internet, and End-to-end).
  8. Apply changes.
  9. Select the Security tab.
  10. Clear the Send authentication trap check box.
  11. Add an accepted community name of public with READ ONLY rights.
  12. Select OK to apply changes and close the dialog box.
  13. Close the Services console to complete this activity.