How to Enable SNMP on Windows 10

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 Enable SNMP on Windows 10

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.

   Step 1

On the Win 10 Start menu, click Right Button / Programs and Features.

Programs and Features

   Step 2

In the Programs and Properties window, click the Turn on or off Windows properties option as shown below.

Turn Windows Features on or off

   Step 3

Windows properties window opened. Then scroll down to list the following options.

Windows Features

   Step 4

Check the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

   Step 5

Once you have selected the SNMP protocol, click OK to continue with the installation.

Installing SNMP

   Step 6

Searching for files needed for SNMP

Searching for required files

   Step 7

Applying changes…

Applying Changes

   Step 8

After you have successfully completed the SNMP setup on Windows 10, proceed to the next step to check the SNMP service.

Windows completed the requested changes

   Step 9

Press Windows + R to open the Run window and type services.msc and click OK.

services.msc

   Step 10

In the Services window, you can check that the SNMP service is running smoothly.

SNMP Service

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.

   Step 1

Likewise, in the Services window, click the right button / Properties on the SNMP option.

Starting the Service

   Step 2

The Service Properties window will open as follows. From this window, click the Security tab.

SNMP Service Properties

   Step 3

As you can see in the image below, there are Community settings for SNMP. Click the Add button to add SNMP Community.

Accepted Community

   Step 4

In the Community rights option, type READ ONLY and SNMP to the Community Name option and click the Add button to complete the operation.

SNMP Service Configuration

   Step 5

A second way in the security settings is to configure SNMP Traps. In the SNMP service properties window, click the Traps tab.

Traps Configuration

   Step 6

In the Traps settings, type SNMP in the Community Name section and click the Add to List button.

Community Name

   Step 7

Check the drop-down list where the name added to the list in trap settings.

Check Community Name

   Step 8

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.

Close the Services

How to Add SNMP Service ⇒ Video

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   Final Word


In this article, we have discussed how to enable and configure SNMP on the operating system. Thanks for following us!

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One Comment

  1. Avatar for raoool raoool October 25, 2019

    Newer versions of Win10/Server 2012 (from Win10 1803 on?) no longer show SNMP by default in available features. (deprecated in favor of CIM) but service can be enabled via powershell.

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