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