THE SNMP SERVICE
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service included with
Windows enables Windows workstations to respond to requests from SNMP
applications across the network for status and configuration data
and, if properly configured, to set local configuration settings.
If you're looking at implementing an SNMP management application,
you'll need to configure SNMP on each target workstation.
The first step is to add the SNMP service. Run the Add/Remove Programs
applet in the Control Panel, click Add/Remove Windows Components,
and add SNMP from the Management And Monitoring Tools group.
Next, you need to configure the SNMP service, which Setup has added
and started. Open the Services console and double-click SNMP Service.
The properties for this service include the same four tabs as other
services, but you'll also find three additional tabs: Agent, Traps,
Use the Agent tab to specify contact information for the target computer
and to specify which items are reported to the management system.
On the Traps tab, add the community names for any SNMP communities
that the workstation will be participating in. In the Trap destinations
list, add the IP addresses or host names of the computers that will
Next, turn your attention to the Security tab. Here you specify the
community names and the associated rights for which the computer will
respond. Configure these based on the management system in place.
Choose the option Accept SNMP packets from any host to allow the computer
to respond to all SNMP requests, regardless of origin. For better
security, choose the option Accept SNMP packets from these hosts to
limit the hosts from which the SNMP service will respond.