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Install and configure SNMP services on a monitored Windows system

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Installing the SNMP service is an easy process as it is a Windows component. Here???s what you need to do:

1. Login to the target system.
2. Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.
3. Click on Add/Remove Windows Components.
4. Double click on "Management and Monitoring Tools".
5. Insert a check for "Simple Network Management Protocol".
6. Click Ok.
7. Click "Next" and insert the Windows installation CD if required.

Once installed, it is important to verify the security settings of the service to ensure that ipMonitor will be allowed to communicate with it. Here's what you need to do:

8. From the Control Panel, go to "Administrative Tools -> Services".
9. Double-click the "SNMP service" service.
10. Click the "Security" tab.
11. Verify the following:

  • Ensure that a community name has been specified and note the case as it is case-sensitive.
  • Ensure that "Accept SNMP packets from any host" is selected OR ensure that the ipMonitor system is listed within the "Accept SNMP packets from these hosts" list.

12. Click OK and restart the SNMP Service if any changes were made.

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