Would you like to learn how to monitor a Windows computer using SNMP? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install SNMP on Windows and how to configure the Zabbix server to monitor a Windows computer without the need to install the Zabbix agent.

• Zabbix version: 3.4.12
• Windows version: 2012 R2

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Tutorial - SNMP Installation on Windows

First, we need to install and configure the SNMP service 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.

Keep in mind that your Windows firewall application needs to accept connections from the Zabbix server.

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

You can now use the Zabbix server dashboard to add this computer to the network monitoring service.

Tutorial - Zabbix Monitor Windows using SNMP

Now, we need to access the Zabbix server dashboard and add the Windows computer as a Host.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your web server plus /zabbix.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: Admin
• Default Password: zabbix

zabbix login

After a successful login, you will be sent to the Zabbix Dashboard.

zabbix dashboard

On the dashboard screen, access the Configuration menu and select the Host option.

zabbix add host

On the top right of the screen, click on the Create host button.

Zabbix Create Host

On the Host configuration screen, you will have to enter the following information:

• Host Name - Enter a Hostname to identify the Windows server.
• Visible Hostname - Repeat the hostname.
• New group - Enter a name to identify a group of similar devices.
• Agent Interface - Click on the Remove option.
• SNMP Interface - Enter the IP address of the Windows server.

Here is the original image, before our configuration.

zabbix linux - Antes

Here is the new image with our configuration.

Zabbix Windows Host SNMP

Next, we need to configure the SNMP community that Zabbix will use to connect on the Windows computer.

Access the Macros tab on the top of the screen.

Create a macro named: {$SNMP_COMMUNITY}

The {$SNMP_COMMUNITY} macro value should be the Windows Computer SNMP community.

Zabbix SNMP Macro Linux

Next, we need to associate the host with a specific network monitor template.

By default, Zabbix comes with a large variety of monitoring templates.

Access the Templates tab on the top of the screen.

Click on the Select button and locate the template named: TEMPLATE OS Windows SNMPv2.

Zabbix Windows Template SNMP

Click on the Add button (1).

Click on the Add button (2).

After a few minutes, you will be able to see the initial result on the Zabbix Dashboard.

The final result will take at least one hour.

By default, Zabbix will wait 1 hour to discover the number of interfaces available on the Windows computer.

By default, Zabbix will wait 1 hour before collect information from the network interfaces.

In order to test your configuration, access the Monitoring menu and click on the Graphs option.

Zabbix graphic

On the top right of the screen, select the group named ALL.

Select your Windows computer host name.

Select the graph named: MEMORY UTILIZATION

Windows memory utilization

You should be able to see the graphic of Memory utilization.

Zabbix windows monitor memory

Congratulations! You have configured the Zabbix server to monitor a Windows computer.