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HOW TO: Use the Snmputil.exe Tool to Verify the Microsoft SNMP Agent Configuration

This article was previously published under Q232663
This step-by-step article describes how to use the Snmputil.exe tool to verify the Microsoft SNMP Agent configuration.

You can use the Snmputil.exe tool in the Microsoft Windows NT Resource Kit to verify that the SNMP service has been correctly configured to communicate with SNMP management stations.

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Valid Commands

The following are valid commands you can use with the Snmputil.exe tool:
  • Get - This command gets the value of the requested object identifier.
  • Getnext - This command gets the value of the next object that follows the specified object identifier.
  • Walk - This command is used to step through (walk) the MIB branch that is specified by the object identifier.
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Install the Lan Manager MIB-II Agent

The LAN Manager MIB-II Agent for Windows NT is installed automatically with the SNMP agent, so it is the most convenient MIB to test against.

The following sections illustrate a sample query and response.

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Sample Query

snmputil getnext localhost public .
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Sample Response

Variable =
Value = OCTET STRING - 4

For additional information about SNMP and Traps, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
172879 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Traps
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Article ID: 232663 - Last Review: 10/31/2006 03:05:49 - Revision: 2.1

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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