How to Install SNMP and Configure the Community String For Windows

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How to Install SNMP and Configure the Community String

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used to by our monitoring system in order to collect detailed information about your server.  While configuring SNMP, you may find that certain values are already preconfigured for you.  This is by-design and allows us to ensure that your server is monitored properly. There are some settings that you will not be able to configure.
 
Configure an SNMP Agent and Community String in Windows 2012
  1. Log into your dedicated server using Remote Desktop
  2. Click on Windows Key > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.
  3. Click Manage >  Add Roles and Features.
  4. Click Next > Next > Next > Next. Verify SNMP Services are installed. Click Cancel. (If SNMP had not been installed, contact Support.)

    SNMP Service Installed

     
  5. Click on Windows Key > Administrative Tools > Services.
  6. Right click on SNMP Service and click on Properties.
  7. Click on the Security tab. 
  8. Type your randomized 8 - 10 character connection string. Be sure to make it Read Only, not Read Write.

    SNMP Service Configuration

     
  9. Click on Add.

Configure an SNMP Agent and Community String in Windows 2008 R2
  1. Log into your dedicated server using Remote Desktop.
  2. Click on Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.
  3. Click on Features > Add Features.
  4. Verify SNMP Services are installed.
  5. Click on Configuration > Services.
  6. Right click on SNMP Service and click on Properties.
  7. Click on the Security tab. 
  8. Type your connection string. Be sure to make it Read Only, not Read Write.
  9. Click on Add.

    SNMP Security Settings
Configure an SNMP Agent and Community String in Windows 2003
  1. Log into your dedicated serer using Remote Desktop.
  2. Click on Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management.
  3. Expand Services and Applications, then click Services.
  4. Double click on SNMP Service.
  5. Click on the Security tab.
  6. Type your connection string. Be sure to make it Read only, not Read Write.
  7. Click on Add.
 

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