Install SNMP Feature on Windows Server Core

Install SNMP on Windows Server Core

If you run Windows Server as Core Installation, like Windows Server 2016 Core or any Microsoft Hyper-V Server edition and you want to use SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) on that system, you first have to install the SNMP feature on that Core Server. After that you can use the MMC to remotely connect to the services list on the Core Server.

Install SNMP on Windows Server Core

First lets see if the SNMP feature is installed, using PowerShell:

By default the SNMP feature is not installed. To install the SNMP feature on Windows Server Core, you can run the following command:

Configure SNMP on Windows Server Core

After you have installed the SNMP feature, you and you have enabled Remote Management you can mange and configure smtp via remote MMC.

Simply open up MMC click on File and then on Add/Remove Snap-in. Now you can select the Services snap-in and enter the name or IP address of the Windows Server Core you want to configure the SNMP services.

SNMP Service MMC

Important: If you need to configure the SNMP Service on a remote machine using the MMC, you have to install the RSAT-SNMP feature on the local administrative computer. Otherwise you will not see the SNMP specific tabs. In older versions of Windows and Windows Server you needed to install the SNMP feature instead of the RSAT-SNMP feature.

MMC SNMP Service Properties

I hope this blog post was helpful.  And it helps you to install and configure the SNMP feature on Windows Server. Especially you should have a look at the remote management part for the SNMP service. It works with all the latest Windows Server versions like 2008 R2, 2012, 2016 and event Windows Server 2019. If you have any question, feel free to comment on this post.