Would you like to learn how to install the Windows SNMP Service? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install and configure an SNMP server on Windows server.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2008 R2

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Tutorial - SNMP Installation on Windows

Open the Server Manager application.

Access the Manage menu and click on Add roles and features.

Windows 2012 add role

Access the features screen, select the SNMP service option and finish the installation.

windows 2012 install snmp

On the following screen, click on the Add features button.

windows 2012 install snmp feature

The SNMP feature was installed on your computer but we still need to configure the SNMP service.

Open the Windows service management screen and access the SNMP service properties.

Windows SNMP Service

Access the Agent tab, select all the options and enter the device contact information.

snmp service agent

Access the Security tab and select the Accept SNMP packets from any host option.

You need to create a Read-only SNMP community.

Windows snmp community

Here is a summary of our configuration example:

The GokuBlack Community has read-only permission on the Windows server.

The contact person responsible for this Windows computer was configured as Zamasu.

The location of the equipment was configured as the IT Room of Universe 10.

You have successfully installed the Windows SNMP service.

You have successfully configured the Windows SNMP service.

To test your SNMP configuration, use the following commands on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

# apt-get install snmp
# snmpwalk -v2c -c GokuBlack

Here is a small sample of the SNMPWALK output.

iso. = STRING: "Hardware: Intel64 - Software: Windows Version 6.3
iso. = OID: iso.
iso. = Timeticks: (614928) 1:42:29.28
iso. = STRING: "Zamasu <zamasu@dbsuper.com>"
iso. = STRING: "Universe10 - IT Room"

Congratulations! you have installed the SNMP service on a computer running Windows.

The Windows firewall should accept network packets on UDP port: 161