So I was on the phone with a customer of ours recently who has a mandate that all their devices must be managed via SNMPv3 by a specific date.  For most devices, this is not a problem.  However, for Windows, they currently do not support SNMPv3 for monitoring natively out of the box.  So what to do?


Well there is an open source application called net-snmp which you can install on your Windows boxes to allow you to monitor them via SNMPv3.


1. Download and install the latest version of net-snmp from here to your Windows boxes, currently happens to be v5.5


2. During the install, select “With Windows Extension dll Support”