In previous Windows versions, I could install the SNMP feature, which allowed network monitoring software to remotely gather basic system information from Windows. I haven't been able to find anything like that in Windows 10. Am I missing something, or has Microsoft finally ditched SNMP in favour of WMI?


Its in the "Turn Windows Features On or OFF" list in Control Panel> Programs and Features, it uninstalled by default but can be added.

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EDIT: It appears SNMP has been deprecated in Windows 10 1809

See this list of changes in Server 2012 It was deprecated back in August 2016, so it was just a matter of time before it is for all Windows platforms.

Microsoft suggests to start using CIM

There is a suggested workaround to install SNMP on 1809 in a link in one of my comments, but I have not tested it.

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    Ah, of course. Why didn't I look there? I guess I foolishly expected to be able to find it in the main Windows 10 settings. Lesson learned: there are still plenty of settings in Windows 10 that aren't found anywhere except the good old Control Panel. – boot13 Aug 19 '15 at 15:38
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    Yeah, and Microsoft wants to get rid of Control Panel, idiots. – Moab Aug 19 '15 at 16:12
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    Annoyingly, if you click on the Notifications icon, there's a button that says 'All Settings'. In fact, what you get is nowhere close to all of the available settings. It's just the ones they've bothered to convert to the goofy new UI. In fact, if you drill down into those far enough, you usually end up at the familiar old settings dialogs from Windows 7. But nowhere in there is a link to the Control Panel. For that, you have to right click the Start button. – boot13 Aug 19 '15 at 20:31
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    Yeah, but it's still well hidden by default. – boot13 Aug 20 '15 at 0:23
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    The thing that amazes me is that Microsoft no longer seems to care about business/education customers. They'll keep using Windows 7 until 2020, and then switch to Linux probably. – boot13 Aug 20 '15 at 19:45

The Microsoft TechNet wiki page titled "How to Install SNMP Remotely" authored by Andrew Karmadanov has incredible amount of detail on how to install the SNMP service. This answer is a copy-and-paste of the relevant parts of Andrew's wiki page. Note that the Windows SNMP agent does not support v3, see this for more info: https://serverfault.com/questions/818237/is-snmp-v3-supported-in-windows-server-2016/818472.

1. Install

1.1 Install - Graphical

Start->Control Panel->Programs and Features->Turn Windows Features on or off->Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)->WMI SNMP Provider->Enable checkbox.

1.2 Install - Command-line

For Windows 10,

Run cmd.exe as administrator. From the elevated command prompt, type:

dism.exe /online /enable-feature /featurename:"SNMP" /featurename:"WMISnmpProvider"

2 Configuration - User Interface

In Windows 10, the user interface is "hidden" in the services.msc Properties of the SNMP Service itself. For more info, see this Paessler THe Network Monitoring Company Knowledge Base page for details.

3 Configuration - Windows Registry

All the SNMP settings are stored in registry, which makes this task a bit easier. The settings we need to configure are shown below.


EnableAuthenticationTraps, NameResolutionRetries, sysContact, and sysLocation are just registry values. We can leave them untouched. ValidCommunities, PermittedManagers, and TrapConfiguration are way more important. They define what systems can communicate to the host via SNMP

3.1 ValidCommunities

The ValidCommunities key contains the list of SNMP communities and permissions. It looks like

"<Community Name>"=dword:<Access Rights>

The access rights have the following values:

NONE – 0x0001
NOTIFY – 0x0002
READ ONLY – 0x0004
READ/WRITE – 0x0008
READ/CREATE – 0x0010

For example:


3.2 PermittedManagers

The PermittedManagers key contains the list of hosts, which can query or update a host via SNMP. It is a numbered list of names or IP addresses. For example:


3.3 TrapConfiguration

The TrapConfiguration key is a list of subkeys, one per community names. In turn every subkey contains a list of hosts, to which the traps will be sent. For example:


Note: Community names are case-sensitive


If you have Windows 10 1809 OS build 17763.xxx, you can find SMTP in: Settings(windows settings) --> Apps --> Apps & Features --> Manage optional feature --> Add Feature and than find it in the list.

SNMP feature in Win10 1809

You must have an internet connection to install this feature.

  • ...and you also need "WMI SNMP Services" to finally get all the configuration tabs for the SNMP service – copa017 Aug 16 at 12:36

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