The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that warrant administrative attention. It consists of a set of standards for network management, including an Application Layer protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects.
In Windows SNMP is available as a Windows Component but is not installed by default.
To install SNMP in Windows, please do the following:
1. Click Start – Control panel
2. Click “Add Remove Programs“.
3. In the leftpane, click on “Add/Remove Windows Components”
4. Check and Select “Management and Monitoring Tools” and click Details
5. Check on “Simple Network Management Protocol”
6. You can also enable “WMI SNMP Provider” to allow clients access to SNMP information through WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)
7. Click OK and click Next and complete the installation. Sometime, it will prompt to insert the Windows Installation CD. Please insert the CD and let the installation complete.
Once installed, you should find the following services installed when you start the Services management console from
Click Start – Run – Type “services.msc” and press enter
“SNMP Service” to run the SNMP Agent
“SNMP Trap Service” to receive SNMP Traps from other agents.
Traps are SNMP messages sent by servers running SNMP Agents when an even triggers an SNMP update to be sent to an SNMP Management System.
This should install SNMP on your system allowing to use SNMP as a simple as an SNMP Agent or as an SNMP server which receives SNMP information from other systems which run the SNMP Agent.
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