Adding the SNMP service to a Windows 10 system

You can check on whether the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service has already been added to a Microsoft Windows 10 system by opening a Services window and scrolling through the list of services to see if SNMP is present. You can open a Services window to check the list of installed services by typing services in the Cortana "Ask me anything" field and hitting Enter. The best match shown should be "Services Desktop app". You can click on it to see the list of Windows services.

SNMP service not present

If you see SNMP Trap, but not SNMP Service, you will need to add the service. The process for adding it is similar to the process of adding support for SNMP under Windows 7.

  1. Right-click on the Windows Start button and choose Control Panel. Or you can open the Control Panel by typing Control Panel in the Windows "Type here to search" field and clicking on the Control Panel app when it is returned in the list of results.
  2. Select Programs from within the Control Panel, then, under Programs and Features, select Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. Find Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) in the list of features and click in the check box next to it, which will put a solid black square in the box, then click on OK.

    Turn Windows features on or off

Once you've added the SNMP service, the process for configuring it is the same as the process used for prior versions, such as Windows 7 - see Configuring SNMP on a Windows 7 System.