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Install and set up SNMP

Install and enable SNMP on Windows devices to collect information about your customer's devices to better monitor the status of the devices.

To install SNMP on Windows Vista, 7, 2008 and newer platforms:

  1. Click the Start menu and click the Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs and Features, then Turn windows features on or off.
  3. Locate and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and click the check box.
  4. Click OK.

To install SNMP on Windows XP and Windows 2003:

  1. Click the Start menu and click the Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. Select Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
  4. For Windows XP and Windows 2003, this is a sub-component of the Management and Monitoring Tools component.

  5. Click OK.

The Windows SNMP software will be installed. A reboot may be required.

Configure the SNMP Windows service

  1. Navigate to Windows Services and configure the SNMP Service.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. If the tab is unavailable then a reboot is required.

  4. Add a community string with "READ ONLY" access.
  5. Click Accept SNMP Packets from any host.