Enabling SNMP service in Windows systems consists of several simple steps. In Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 operating systems, you can also add the SNMP service in the same way.
How to Install SNMP Service on Windows 10 Operating System
SNMP enables network devices to be managed. All network devices can be controlled via a network card via the SNMP protocol. A network device may be on a computer. We can monitor information such as CPU usage of a computer with Simple Network Management Protocol).
After installing the SNMP service in Windows operating system, we will check whether it is running in the Services window. And then we will configure the service security settings and the Trap configuration.
How to Activate SNMP
We can now move on to the steps of enabling SNMP. If you want to turn this service off after enabling SNMP service, you can reverse the same process.
On the Win 10 Start menu, click Right Button / Programs and Features.
In the Programs and Properties window, click the Turn on or off Windows properties option as shown below.
Windows properties window opened. Then scroll down to list the following options.
Check the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
Once you have selected the SNMP protocol, click OK to continue with the installation.
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After you have successfully completed the SNMP setup on Windows 10, proceed to the next step to check the SNMP service.
Press Windows + R to open the Run window and type services.msc and click OK.
In the Services window, you can check that the SNMP service is running smoothly.
How to Configure SNMP Security
After installing SNMP, we will configure SNMP security settings so that only devices with the specified Community information will be able to communicate with the SNMP service to provide network security.
Likewise, in the Services window, click the right button / Properties on the SNMP option.
The Service Properties window will open as follows. From this window, click the Security tab.
As you can see in the image below, there are Community settings for SNMP. Click the Add button to add SNMP Community.
In the Community rights option, type READ ONLY and SNMPto the Community Name option and click the Add button to complete the operation.
A second way in the security settings is to configure SNMP Traps. In the SNMP service properties window, click the Traps tab.
In the Traps settings, type SNMP in the Community Name section and click the Add to List button.
Check the drop-down list where the name added to the list in trap settings.
After configuring the security settings for the SNMP service installed on this computer, you can now remotely control and review the resources of your computer.
How to Add SNMP Service ⇒ Video
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