Set up Net-SNMP Agent on Windows

This article shows you how to turn your Windows box into an SNMP-enabled host, using Net-SNMP.

Step 1: Installation

Obtain installation (binary) package from Net-SNMP site and install using all default setting. By default, the Net-SNMP is installed under C:/usr. Follow the list of snapshots below to download and install the latest stable version of Net-SNMP.

Step 2: Configuration

Add Net-SNMP to the path. Go to “Control Panel”->”Performance and Maintenance”->”System”. Click “Advanced” Tab. Then click “Environment Variables”. From System Variables list, select Path, then click “Edit” button. Append “C:net-snmpbin” to Path variable value. Then click “OK”->”OK”->”OK” to save.

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  3. I have followed all the instructions on this article.

    When I start snmpd.exe from the command line, I get the following errors

    C:\Documents and Settings\myself>snmp

    C:\Documents and Settings\myself>snmpd
    No log handling enabled – using stderr logging
    Error opening specified endpoint “”
    Server Exiting with code 1

    What is wrong here? and how do I fix it ?

    • Hi Max, this might have to do with you using a path with space in it. Net-SNMP was originally written on *nix-based system(Unix and Linux) and was later ported to Windows. Software like this often has trouble with path with space. Try install Net-SNMP in a path without space.

  4. I would like to use the latest long term supported version of net-snmp v5.7.3 on Windows; although Net-snmp.org hasn’t posted binaries for Windows systems. They only have source code. Does anyone have a link to a compiled net-snmp agent v5.7.3 for Windows?

  5. No log handling enabled – using stderr logging
    MIB search path: c:/usr/share/snmp/mibs
    Cannot find module (IP-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (IF-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (TCP-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (UDP-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (HOST-RESOURCES-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMPv2-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMPv2-SMI): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (UCD-SNMP-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (UCD-DEMO-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-TARGET-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (NET-SNMP-AGENT-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (DISMAN-EVENT-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-VIEW-BASED-ACM-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-COMMUNITY-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (UCD-DLMOD-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-MPD-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-USER-BASED-SM-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMP-NOTIFICATION-MIB): At line 0 in (none)
    Cannot find module (SNMPv2-TM): At line 0 in (none)
    Warning: no access control information configured.
    (Config search path: c:/usr/etc/snmp;c:/usr/share/snmp;c:/usr/lib)
    It’s unlikely this agent can serve any useful purpose in this state.
    Run “snmpconf -g basic_setup” to help you configure the snmpd.conf file for this agent.
    NET-SNMP version 5.6.1.1

    I installed net-snmp to Windows 10/ Configuration no any problem, I overcome to Perl issues. However, last of step snmpd.exe show to me before mentioned error

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  10. It is not working on Windows Server 2012 R2 at all. I tried to setup using the exe file, installed perl but i couldn’t get snmpconf -i to run, pls help..

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