SNMP for Windows 10

Configure the SNMP service on Windows 10

The SNMP for Windows 10 is used to monitor, report and manage devices on corporate networks. The protocol consists of a set of network management standards, including the application layer protocol, the database schema, and the set of data objects. 

SNMP can receive information from any network device (run, performance counters, device parameters, etc.): switches, servers, routers, or computers on which an SNMP agent is installed. In Windows 10, SNMP is presented as a standalone component in Windows and is not installed by default.

How to Set up the SNMP Service on Windows 10

Use the Get-Service PowerShell cmdlet command to verify that SNMP is installed on Windows 10:
Get-Service -Name snmp is not yet installed. You can install SNMP through the control panel. Open the Control Panel> Programs and Features> in turning on or off the Windows feature. Select Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and SNMP Provider (WMI SNMP Provider) from the Windows Features menu (provides access to SNMP information through the Windows Management Interface) and click OK.

You can also install SNMP using PowerShell: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Internet SNMP SNMP Configure Windows 10 SNMP on the computer After installation, SNMP services must start automatically. Open the Services Management console (services.msc). 

SNMP Service - This is the primary SNMP proxy service that monitors and sends information; SNMP Trap - Receives messages from local or remote SNMP agents and redirects messages to the SNMP management software running on this computer. Open the SNMP service properties. If it stops, press Start to start and change the startup type to Automatic.

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Click the Proxy tab. Fill in the contact and location fields (you can enter the name of the user contact and the location of the computer) and select a list of services to collect and send to the monitor. There are five options:

  • Physical - physical;
  • Position;
  • Internet;
  • End to end,
  • Data connections and subnets.
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Click the Security tab. Here you can configure different security settings for different SNMP servers. The list of community names received contains the names of the SNMP host communities that have been verified to send SNMP requests to that computer. The community name contains the same login features and password.

Click the "Add" button and enter the community name and one of the five access levels (None, Notification, Just Read, Write, Print). READ WRITE is the maximum access level that the SNMP management server can modify. Simply select "read only" for monitoring systems; the monitoring server can only query the system but can not modify it. We've added a common community name to our READ example. Then, add SNMP accept packets from this list of hosts to the monitoring servers (host names or IP addresses) for which you want to receive SNMP packets.

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You can specify SNMP packets from any host, but this is not safe. Save the changes and restart the SNMP service. This completes the SNMP configuration on a Windows 10 system. If you need to enable SNMP on multiple computers or servers, you can install and configure SNMP remotely using PowerShell or Group Policy.

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