[ Solved 100% Working] SNMP service security tab is missing – Windows Server 2012 R2 – DC

We have to configure the security settings for the SNMP-Service on a Windows Server. But they are missing!

We have to configure the security settings for the SNMP-Service on a Windows Server. But they are missing!

Here are the facts:

  • OS: Windows Server 2012 R2
  • We installed the SNMP feature, that we already configured the service (but we forgot to add another IP under Security tab)
  • We know the issue where you have to restart the SNMP-service after you installed the feature to see the Security tab (so we made already some restarts.)
  • We installed now the DC server role.
  • Now we can not see the Security tab anymore (we don’t know if it has to do something with the installation of the DC role).
  • We really need SNMP for monitoring reasons. (So please don’t advise to use WMI or other things)
  • We used my domain admin when clicking on “SNMP-Service” –> “Properties”
  • What can we do to see the Security tab again? Or is there a possibility to configure the SNMP service via CMD or PowerShell?

  • How to: Set SNMP settings through registry
  • We set up Permitted Managers and Valid Communities.
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Services\SNMP\Parameters\Permitted Managers
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Value name: 1

Value data: (IP address of monitoring server)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Services\SNMP\Parameters\Valid Communities

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Value Data: 4

Value Name: (community string)

  • The configuration directive you should add to /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf is:


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agentaddress udp:161
  • What does netstat say about UDP port 161? This will show you if the socket is in use:


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netstat -lupn | grep :161
  • And what happens if you try to start snmpd manually with:
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/usr/sbin/snmpd -c /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

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