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How to restore missing SNMP in Windows 10 [ULTIMATE GUIDE]

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Table of contents:

  1. Use third-party tools
  2. Install SNMP with PowerShell
  3. Add SNMP via Settings
  4. How to turn On SNMP in Windows 10 1803

How can I restore missing SNMP in Windows 10?

1. Use third-party tools

Use Paessler-PRTG-Network-Monitor

One of the easiest ways to fix missing SNMP on your Windows 10 PC is to use specialized tools, such as PRTG Network Monitor. The software works as a network monitor and it can monitor all devices in your network.

Using this software you can easily monitor both bandwidth or databases. Cloud, server, LAN, and SNMP monitoring are also available.

PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful software for network monitoring and if you’re a network administrator or you just want to fix SNMP problems, be sure to try it out.

Other great features:

  • SNMP monitoring
  • Packet sniffing
  • Bandwidth monitoring
  • Cloud monitoring
  • LAN monitoring
PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor

PRTG Network Monitor is a powerful network monitoring software that can help you detect and fix SNMP issues.

2. Install SNMP with PowerShell

  1. Users have confirmed that they’ve restored SNMP in Windows 10 1809 by installing it via PowerShell. To do that, open Cortana by pressing the Type here to search button on the taskbar.
  2. Enter PowerShell as the keyword in the search box.
  3. Right-click Windows PowerShell and select Run as administrator.
  4. First, enter Get-WindowsCapability -Online -Name “SNMP*” in PowerShell, as in the shot directly below, and press Return.Get-WindowsCapability -Online -Name "SNMP*" in PowerShell
  5. Input Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name “SNMP.Client~~~~0.0.1.0” and press Enter.Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name "SNMP.Client~~~~0.0.1.0" power shell
  6. Then enter Get-WindowsCapability -Online -Name “SNMP*” in PowerShell, and press the Return key.
  7. Thereafter, press the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut.
  8. Input services.msc in Run, and click the OK button.
  9. Then users can check if the Services window includes the SNMP Service. If so, the above fix did the trick.
  10. Double-click SNMP Service to open the window directly below.snmp service properties
  11. Then check the service’s Startup type is configured to Automatic.
  12. Click Start if the service is currently stopped.
  13. Select the Apply and OK options.

3. Add SNMP via Settings

  1. Alternatively, users can enable SNMP in Windows 10 1903 via the Settings app. First, click the Start button; and then press the Settings button.
  2. Select Apps to open options shown below.apps & features
  3. Then click Manage optional features to open the Settings page in the snapshot below.manage optional features
  4. Press the Add features button.add a feature optional features
  5. Then select the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and press the Install button.

4. How to turn on SNMP in Windows 10 1803

  1. Users who need to enable missing SNMP in Windows 10 1803, or earlier build versions, can do so via Windows Features. To do that, open the Run accessory.
  2. Open Programs and Features by entering ‘appwiz.cpl’ in Run and clicking OK.control panel programs and features
  3. Click Turn Windows features on or off to open the window in the image directly below.turn windows features in or off
  4. Then check the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) option, and click the OK button.

So, that’s how users can restore a missing SNMP Service in Windows 10 1903 and earlier build versions. Then users can utilize SNMP in Windows 10.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in May 2019 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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