Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
The SNMP service, when configured for an agent, generates trap messages if any specific events occur. These messages are sent to a trap destination. For example, an agent can be configured to initiate an authentication trap if a request for information is sent by an unrecognized management system.
Trap destinations consist of the computer name or the IP or IPX address of the management system. The trap destination must be a network-enabled host that is running SNMP management software. Trap destinations can be configured by a user, but the events (such as a system reboot) that can generate a trap message are internally defined by the SNMP agent.
The IPX/SPX protocol is not available on Windows XP 64-bit Edition (Itanium) and the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.
You can configure trap destinations by using the Traps tab in SNMP Service Properties.
For more information on how to configure SNMP traps, see Configure traps.