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Configure SNMP on Windows Server 2008 Core

Posted on 2009-05-06
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I've been messing around with Server Core for a little bit now. I've got a core installation running Hyper-V, and I would like to monitor the server via SNMP.

I've already enabled SNMP via start /w ocsetup SNMP-SC.... but I can't for the life of me figure out how to set the community strings, etc..

I've got remote administration enabled, and can add and see the services add in via the MMC. I do not get the extra tabs that are usually included on the SNMP service though.

Any ideas, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks...
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haven't used 2008 yet, but pre-2008 was configured via the SNMP service.  go to control panel -> services.  then go to the properties of the snmp service.  should be the security tab.  you can also setup traps from within there. unless they changed it in 2008 that is.
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I finally got around this by exporting the SNMP key located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMP from a 2008 Server running the standard GUI.

I imported this key into my 2008 Core server and restarted the SNMP service.

Hopefully Microsoft will come up with a better way to manage SNMP on Server core in the future.

 
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Question was resolved by import SNMP registry key from a server running the full version of 2008.
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did you try the services mmc plug-in.  you effectively did the same thing I mentioned, only directly within the registry instead of going thru the services mmc module.
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I can run the services snap in remotely, but the tabs for SNMP configuration are not available. When RDP'd into the server, you cannot run MMC or Services.MSC from the command line, as these functions are not available in the core environment.

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