SNMP configuration under Windows 10 Home Edition by default not installed - How To Guide needed for home user

I have recently built a computer from scratch, of which its main components are :

Asus Z97-A BIOS version 2401


Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50

Windows 10 Home Edition OS on main drive: SSD 128GB Samsung PRO

Other drives: SSD Samsung EVO 250GB + HDD 1TB

While installing Intel LAN drivers that came on the Drivers and Utilities install CD of my MOBO I found out I could not proceed to the SNMP uploading of Intel Lan driver because it was not installed under Windows 10 Programs>Turn Windows features on or off>Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and needs to be fully configured at services.msc>SNMP Services>Properties.

I have gone through all the threads I could find on the internet and there is no specific topic pertaining to this particular issue under Windows 10. There are numerous posts about this topic in Windows 8 and Windows Server 212 but I would like a full guide on how to set up, more specifically, the Security and Agents tabs.

Here are some examples of how specific I would need you to be according to the most recent posted instructions  I found which, again, might not be relevant for a Windows 10 Home edition user (

"...On the Security tab you can leave the default community name "public" or choose your own (which is more secure). To choose your own, click on Add... for accepted community names, leave Community Rights as Read-Only and pick a secure Community Name. Click on OK. Remove the "public" entry..."

1: " can leave the default community name "public" or choose your own (which is more secure)..." I want the more secure option but ok, so how to choose my own? I have seen mentions of case sensitive, what do you mean by that? Does it mean I have to use or must not use lower case/upper case, how long is the word supposed to be?

"...On the security tab in the lower half you can choose which IP addresses are allowed to access the SNMP service. You must at least choose the IP address of the machine running PRTG!"

2: Say what? Is this relevant to me?

"...On the Agent tab fill out all edit fields and enable all check boxes to make all SNMP values available..."

3: How? Where do I find the info fill out those fields?

I know this is a simple set up but please consider that, as simple home user, I have never needed to do this before and I need clear instructions, with no ambiguity and, if possible, an example to illustrate each of your instruction steps. Many thanks!


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Last updated August 5, 2020 Views 22,120 Applies to: