Mar 192008

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

SNMP Network Management Tools Install
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)

SNMP Services installation in Windows
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.

SNMP Services installed in Windows
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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  5 Responses to “Install SNMP in Windows 2000/XP/2003”

  1. I Run a gaming website and would like to use SNMP to use with mrtg to generate traffic graphs, Is there anyway I can install SNMP WITHOUT the CD? (I have a rented Dedi so I have no CDs…) Or is there a 3rd party SNMP Service I can install?

    Any help would be MUCH appreciated!

  2. Look for i386 folder on the system. This could be in C:\windows\ or sometimes vendors leave a copy in c:\

    This should help!

  3. Its a nice and detailed tutorial. Thx..

  4. hey… how is the community?? is it private and public??
    i’ve tried “private” when set a parameter and it didn’t work… any idea??

    thanks a lot..

  5. Hi, I have enabled the Snmp services on one server A. and on Server B i enabled both SNMP and SNMP Trap services since i want to receive SNMP traps from the first server. But yet, I have a application running on server B which uses SNMP and it cannot detect server A, event though the services are running

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