Should SNMP ben enabled on server 2008 R2

A question on SNMP and server 2008 R2.  On a server running windows 2008 R2, SNMP has not been enabled.  It has been running for several years not installed.

Should SNMP be installed, and if so are there any other items that need to be addressed.  The network is served with a WatchGuard  XTM security appliance.  

This has been discovered as there were SNMP errors on a printer, and the printer locks up with “connecting to pc”  error.  It turns out that SNMP was not checked on most of the computers on the network for that printer.  Further investigation has revealed that SNMP was never installed on the server.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You need SNMP only if you want to run some monitoring software for that machine. Some printer drivers manage their status info via SNMP, but that requires the printer to run SNMP service, not your client.
An advanced printing station might implement advanced features contacting a target PC, e.g. for scanning into a file, but even that sounds strange.
So I do not see any reason why the printer should require your PCs to run SNMP. SNMP up to v3 are a security loophole, transferring passwords in plain text and not allowing for real security, so switching the SNMP agent service off can be a company-wide security measure.

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WilfAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  After enabling the SNMP on the workstations [ Printer properties > ports > configure port> check box for SNMP, the message has stopped, and the printer seems fine now
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