Installing SNMP Agent on Windows

Installing SNMP Agent on Windows XP/2000/2003

Prerequisites

Community names (most system using public as the community name)

Trap destinations.

IP addresses and computer names for SNMP management hosts.

Must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators.

Installing

Click Start >   Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components. In Components > Management and Monitoring Tools > Details >SNMP check box click ok

Sometimes ask for CD, insert and complete the wizard

SNMP starts automatically after installation. If not starting automatically select start up type as automatic and start the service.

Configuring

To configure SNMP agent in Windows XP and 2000 systems, follow the steps given below:

Click Start >   Settings > Control Panel.

Under Administrative Tools, click Services.

In the details pane, right-click SNMP Service and select Properties.

In the Security tab, select Send authentication trap if you want a trap message to be sent whenever authentication fails.

Under Accepted community names, click Add.

Under Community Rights, select a permission level for this host to process SNMP requests from the selected community.

In Community Name, type a case-sensitive community name, and then click Add.

Specify whether or not to accept SNMP packets from a host:

To accept SNMP requests from any host on the network, regardless of identity, click Accept SNMP packets from any host.

To limit acceptance of SNMP packets, click Accept SNMP packets from these hosts, click Add, type the appropriate host name, IP or IPX address, and then click Add again.

Click Apply to apply the changes.

To configure SNMP traps, follow the steps given below:

Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.

Under Administrative Tools, click Services.

In the details pane, right-click SNMP Service and select Properties.

In the Traps tab, under Community name( public), type the case-sensitive community name to which this computer will(or IP) send trap messages, and then click Add to list.

Under Trap destinations, click Add.

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Posted on April 9, 2011, in General, Uncategorized, Windows. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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