If you want to use SNMPv2 or SNMPv3 to manage your Windows Server 2012 R2 Operating System, you must
- Install the ‘SNMP Service’ Windows Feature, and
- Create your community string(s)
on each server you wish to manage. Read on for a simple guide.
First, install the feature (be sure not to install the SNMP Server feature):
WinKey + R, type services.msc and hit Enter. Right-click SNMP Service and select Properties:
In the Security tab, Add a community name, selecting READ ONLY or READ WRITE and entering your chosen string. Be sure you understand the implications of either type of string:
Choose to either accept SNMP packets from any host or from specific hosts. Can be a host name or IP address:
Your server is now ready to receive and process SNMP packets.