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I have a handful of Windows servers that I would like to enable SNMP on. However, they are all remote virtual machines so there is no way to use the installation CD's for the required files that SNMP wants to install itself with because whenever I try to enable SNMP Windows always looks for an installation path to find them.

My question is, is there an easy way to make these files accessible across the network? If so, what is the best way to do this? Can I rip the i386 folder from a Windows install disc to a folder and share it?

I have also pondered sharing an optical drive on a local machine across the network or possibly just using net-snmp but don't know if that will work since I have barely any SNMP experience.

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there is no way to use the installation CD's for the required files

Share the i386 folder (or even the entire CD) over the network, like a normal folder, and point the VMs to it when asked. All Windows cares about is the files inside.

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This might sound really dumb, but does it matter which windows disc is used. i.e. do I have to use a server 2003 disc for servers or would an xp disc work? –  jmreicha Apr 5 '11 at 13:57
@jmreicha: For a system service, I'm sure it matters. –  grawity Apr 5 '11 at 15:49

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