Enable SNMP on Windows Server 2008/2008R2

Enable SNMP on Windows Server 2008/2008R2

This step-by-step article describes how to configure the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Service in Windows Server 2008/2008R2. We will install SNMP service and configure SNMP security.

SNMP Service Installation

  1. Open Server Manager > Features and then click Add Features.
  2. In Select Features, check the box next to SNMP Service.
  3. Click Next and then Install.

SNMP Security Configuration

  1. Open Windows Services and locate service called SNMP Service then open service properties.
  2. Click on Security tab.
    • In Accepted community names, click add to add the required community name and rights.
    • Select Accept SNMP packets from these hosts option and then click Add to add Hostname, IP Address of the Monitoring Server.
  3. Click OK and then restart SNMP service.
SNMP Communities are case sensitive.