SNMP community name changes

Posted on 2011-05-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi, I have been tasked to change the current SNMP community names within our environment. If i go to the security tab i see that the public and private names are listed under "accepted community names". I have managed to change the names to something different.

Currently each servers Trap destination is set to "public".
First question, the option to remove this entry is greyed-out so how do i get around this?
Question by:Jason Thomas
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    Do you have admin rights??
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    This is likely set through GPO if it is greyed out.
    Traps commonly use the public as the community since they are configured to send the event to an snmptrap server and it will make no sense to have the snmptrap server for individual community/host/resource
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    by:Jason Thomas
    Hi, do you know where in the GPO that this would be set?

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    by:Jason Thomas
    Found it in GPO. Thanks for your help dude.

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