This step-by-step article describes how to configure the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Service in Windows Server 2003. This article describes how to configure SNMP agent properties, SNMP traps, and SNMP security.
The SNMP Service, when configured for an agent, generates trap messages that are sent to a trap destination, if any specific events occur. For example, you can configure the SNMP service to send a trap when it receives a request for information that does not contain the correct community name and does not match an accepted host name for the service.
Click Start, point to Control Panel, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
In the console tree, expand Services and Applications, and then click Services.
In the right pane, double-click SNMP Service.
Click the Agent tab.
Type the name of the user or administrator of the computer in the Contact box, and then type the physical location of the computer or contact in the Location box.
These comments are treated as text and are optional.
Under Service, click to select the check boxes next to the services that are provided by your computer. Service options are:
Physical: Specifies whether the computer manages physical devices, such as a hard disk partition.
Applications: Specifies whether the computer uses any programs that send data by using TCP/IP.
Datalink and subnetwork: Specifies whether this computer manages a TCP/IP subnetwork or datalink, such as a bridge.
Internet: Specifies whether this computer acts as an IP gateway (router).
End-to-end: Specifies whether this computer acts as an IP host.
NOTE: If you have installed additional TCP/IP network devices, such as a switch or a router, see Request for Comments (RFC) 1213 for additional information. To view RFC 1213, visit the following Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Web site:
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