'Tis the season to recycle, so we're revisiting some of your favorite Geek Speak blog posts. Today it's Enabling SNMP on Windows Servers and Windows Workstations.


Simple Network Management Protocol, or SNMP, is used for managing devices on IP networks. Many  network management and server and application monitoring solutions rely on SNMP to monitor the health, performance, and availability of networks, services and devices.


In new Windows environments, SNMP is disabled by default and installing, configuring, and enabling it can be a slow, tedious process. Performing these tasks on a few systems is manageable, but if you need to quickly enable SNMP in larger environments, SolarWinds' free SNMP Enabler for Windows can be a big time-saver. With the free SNMP Enabler for Windows, you can:

  • Remotely install, enable, and configure SNMP on any Windows server or workstation on your network
  • Install, enable, and configure SNMP on multiple Windows machines all at once
  • Save time when deploying applications that rely on SNMP


Check out this quick demonstration to see how it works.