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Remote install of SNMP on XP machines

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I'm trying to figure out a way to remotely install SNMP on about 100 computers.  Any ideas?  If possible, I would like to use some sort of .bat command.  Thanks!
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Hi ETM_INC,

Not what you asked, but ....

Is there a specific reason why you're going to load SNMP?
We make it a point to make sure that it is not running on any box in our Networks (Security Issues).

Post back when you can.
Vic

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We were looking to install it to get more data off workstations for monitoring utilization.  What issues are there with running it on workstations?  Oh, and if someone does happen to know the solution, I'm still interested in that too.
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The "CERT" is the premier Security organization around.
Check out what they have to say:  http://www.cert.org/tech_tips/snmp_faq.html


For doing remote installs, my favorite tool is 'psexec' from Sysinternals.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/psexec.mspx

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I'm not seeing a way to install snmp since it is a Windows component.  
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You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.

In Components, click Management and Monitoring Tools (but do not select or clear its check box), and then click Details.

Select the Simple Network Management Protocol check box, and click OK.

Click Next.

Insert the respective CD or specify the complete path of the location at which the files stored.

SNMP starts automatically after installation.

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Thanks, younghv.  However, I'm looking for a way to remote install.  My boss ended up giving up on the snmp due to the security issues you linked to in your prior posts.  I'm still curious to see if there is any way to remotely install (or uninstall) a windows component.
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That is why I gave you the link to 'psexec'.
It should be in every network manager's tool kit.

You can use it to run any executable file on any computer that you have admin rights on.
We use it to install and un-install applications constantly.

Check out the link and the example commands.
Dirt simple and extremely effective.

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You're talking about installing applications remotely.  I'm looking to find a way to install Windows components remotely.  I don't even know what executable something like snmp uses to install.  I'm not finding an snmp.exe file or anything like that.  

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This question is still open, but I'll be requesting deletion soon.  I appreciate the help younghv, but I was hoping to find an answer to remote installation of SNMP or a Windows component in general.  They don't seem to install by simple executables, and if they do, I'm not sure what their names would be or where they are located.
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Thanks!  That is exactly what I was looking for.  I really appreciate the help.  In case anyone else looks at this, adding and removing Windows components by command-line (which could be inserted into a .bat file) can be done using the sysocmgr.exe file.  

Here's the path to Microsoft's website explaining this:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222444
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Hoo-Ahh!

Thank you for the points - I am really glad we stuck with it.


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