Event 1500 logged when SNMP is enabled on Windows Server

Applies to: Windows Server, version 2004, all editionsWindows Server, version 1903, all editionsWindows Server 2019, all editions


After the SNMP Feature is installed on Windows Server, the following Error Event ID 1500 Source SNMP is logged in the System Event Log and one further Event is logged for every start of the SNMP Service.

Log Name: System
Source: SNMP
Date: <Date> <Time>
Event ID: 1500
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: <Computer Name>
The description for Event ID 1500 from source SNMP cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer. If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event. The following information was included with the event: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMP\Parameters\TrapConfiguration.

Note: Once SNMP Traps are configured, the Event is not logged anymore.


This Error is logged because the SNMP Service checks if the registry path mentioned in the Event Description is present and determines that it is not.

This registry path is needed for the SNMP trap configuration and is created once traps are set up.


This has been determined not to have any influence to the operation of SNMP or the system and should be ignored. 

While the event will be logged after the SNMP Feature is initially installed and started, further reoccurrences of the Event can be avoided by creating the registry path in question listed below.


To work around this issue by the following operation:

  1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management
  2. In the console tree, expand Services and Applications, and then click Services.
  3. In the right pane, double-click SNMP Service.
  4. Click the Traps tab.
  5. Click OK.

You will notice, "TrapConfiguration" key is created under HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\SNMP by that operation.

More Information

The SNMP Service encountered an error while accessing the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMP\Parameters\TrapConfiguration