Instaling SNMP Windows 2K3 & Windows 2K3 R2

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Is there any problem using the I386 folder from a Windows 2K3 R2 CD when installing SNMP on a non-R2 Windows 2K3 box?  Can you use the same I386 folder for all Windows 2K3 (Standard, Enterprise, Web) or do you need to use the specific I386 folder for each of the Windows versions?

We are rolling out SNMP on all our servers & I need to know if it will cause any issues (at all!) using the I386 folder for Windows 2K3 R2 Standard for all versions of Windows 2K3 server.

Many thanks!
Question by:Sir_Lambalot
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    That should be fine (i say should) but due to the amount of file versions i would use the correct i386 folder for the correct version of windows.  As standard i always leave a copy of the i386 folder on the machine when i build them.

    If you have a local copy in on each machine you can set the path in the registry



    Author Comment

    Thanks for your input.  That's what I was told initally here too - that it doesn't make a difference.  However, now I have installed this version on a number of servers & my manager has raised that his might be an issue, so I need to check if I need to uninstall on a few servers, or if I can even go ahead with the head end servers as I have been if it doesn't matter.

    Does anyone know definitively?  It all seems to be working fine at the moment!

    3 options:
    1). Uninstall on different Windows versions & use exact i386 folder.
    2). Leave those servers that are done & change for the head end servers.
    3). Carry on for the head end servers

    Many thanks!


    Accepted Solution

    Servers respond to SNMP queries.  There appears to be no issue.  Going forward will use exact version for head end servers.


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